Housing: Immigrants

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th May 2016.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research his Department has commissioned on the effect of immigration on the demand for (a) housing and (b) social housing.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Department published statistics on average household growth in December 2015, including the proportion attributable to net migration. The department has not commissioned research on how immigration affects the demand for social housing.

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