HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 cc95-6W
Mr. Simon Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to how many people are currently on local authority housing waiting lists (a) in each of the London boroughs and (b) in each of the parliamentary constituencies in the London borough of Southwark.

Mr. Tracey

[pursuant to his reply, 8 December 1986]: My right hon. Friend has received from the London boroughs the information given in the table. Neither the criteria for inclusion in the waiting list nor the checking of lists to remove the names of people no longer seeking local authority accommodation are uniform to the local authorities for which information is given.

Number of Households on the Housing Waiting List at 1 April 1986
City of London 553
Barking and Dagenham 3,880
Barnet 5,753
Bexley 3,751
Brent 18,496
Bromley 4,376
Camden 16,922
Croydon 5,226
Ealing 9,114
Enfield 7,825
Greenwich 15,015
Hackney 15,850
Hammersmith and Fulham 9,235
Haringey 12,147
Harrow 2,001
Havering 3,140
Hillingdon 3,722
Hounslow 8,637
Islington 9,500
Kensington and Chelsea 9,987
Kingston upon Thames 1,912
Lambeth 16,652
Lewisham 22,585
Merton 3,849
Newham 5,386
Redbridge 2,791
Richmond upon Thames 4,038
Southwark 14,583
Sutton 1,634
Tower Hamlets 10,000
Waltham Forest 7,578
Wandsworth 6,981
Westminster 9,152

Source: HIP returns 1986.

The Department does not hold this information on a constituency basis.