§ 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 Number 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.