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Social Rented Housing

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 19th July 2017.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will rank each English local authority by the change in the number of social housing units in ach such local authority since (a) 1987, (b) 1997 and (c) 2007.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 17 July 2017

Between 1997 and 2010, the number of social rented homes fell by 420,000. Since 2010 the stock has increased by 76,000.

Figures for the dwelling stock owned by local authorities in England since 1994 are published by the Department in live table 116. Figures for dwelling stock at local authority level are not available prior to 1994, but are available at England level in live table 104.

Figures for the dwelling stock owned by private registered providers in England since 1997 are available in live table 115.

Where a local authority has undergone a Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) authority, its stock would transfer to a private registered provider of social housing and the figure in live table 116 would reduce to zero or a small number.

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