HC Deb 03 April 1981 vol 2 cc149-51W
Mr. Rees-Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give full particulars of any shorthold tenancies which have been registered in the metropolis, giving the numbers and the districts; and if he will give similar particulars for eleswhere in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Stanley

Up to 13 March, the number or rent registrations in England where applicants had indicated that their letting was a shorthold is set out in the table below.

It should be emphasised, however, that the figures do not represent the number of shorthold lettings taking place for the following reasons: first, because the question on the application form is a voluntary one; second, because shorthold lettings where a fair rent has already been registered cannot be identified until the rent is re-registered which may not be for up to three years; and third, because an application for a fair rent need not be made until 28 days after the start of the tenancy in cases where no fair rent is registered, and some applications already made by 13 March would still be being processed.

For the number of shortholds in Wales, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Wales on 25 March.—[Vol. 1, c. 348–49.]

Information for Scotland is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland. Shorthold does not apply in Northern Ireland.

Barking 1
Barnet 12
Bexley 1
Brent 1
City of London
Camden 4
Croydon 4
Ealing 2
Enfield 4
Greenwich 3
Haringey 2
Harrow 4
Havering 1
Hounslow 4
Kensington and Chelsea 1
Kingston upon Thames
Lewisham 1
Merton 3
Newham 3
Redbridge 2
Richmond upon Thames 2
Sutton 1
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest 1
Wandsworth 5
Westminster 2
London subtotal 64
Rest of England
Avon 24
Bedfordshire 3
Berkshire 6
Buckinghamshire 12
Cambridgeshire 10
Cheshire 6
Cleveland 4
Cornwall 27
Cumbria 22
Derbyshire 15
Devon 38
Dorset 17
Durham 6
East Sussex 25
Essex 32
Gloucestershire 12
Greater Manchester 10
Hampshire 19
Hereford and Worcester 27

Hertfordshire 4
Humberside 6
Isle of Wight 3
Kent 48
Lancashire 13
Leicestershire 8
Loncolnshire 5
Merseyside 3
Norfolk 33
Northumberland 6
Northamptonshire 4
North Yorkshire 25
Nottinghamshire 8
Oxfordshire 7
Shropshire 7
Somerset 16
South Yorkshire 22
Staffordshire 2
Suffolk 9
Surrey 6
Tyne and Wear 7
Warwickshire 5
West Midlands 10
West Sussex 5
West Yorkshire 29
Wiltshire 10
Rest of England subtotal 616
England Total 680