§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list, for each local authority in England, the number of(a) sheltered housing units, (b) wheelchair housing units and (c) mobility housing units provided, together with the number of units in each category started in each year from 1981 to 1988–89.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
Local authorities report the numbers of sheltered dwellings and wheelchair dwellings in their areas in their annual housing investment programme returns (HIP1). The latest figures are for April 1989 and appear in columns A2a1 and A2c1 (local authority owned sheltered and wheelchair dwellings respectively), A2a2 and A2c2 (housing association), A2a3 and A2c3 (other public sector) and A2a4 and A2c4 (private sector) of HIP1 all items print (1989), a copy of which is in the Library. Mobility dwellings are not identified separately from the general housing stock.
The publication "Local Housing Statistics—England and Wales" gives information for individual local authorities in England about the numbers of sheltered dwellings for the elderly started each year and about the numbers of wheelchair and of mobility dwellings for the chronically sick and disabled started each year.
The issue and table numbers that show these data for calendar years from 1981 to 1988 are as follows:
Tables numbers for: Issue number of "Local Housing Statistics Sheltered dwellings Wheelchair and mobility dwellings 1 2 1981 62 11 11 1 1982 66 7(a) 7(b) 1 1983 70 9 10
Issue number of "Local Housing Statistics Sheltered dwellings Wheelchair and mobility dwellings 1 1984 74 9 10 1 1985 78 10 11 1986 82 10 11 1987 86 10 11 1988 90 12 13 1 Tables in issues 62 to 78 show dwellings for the elderly: with warden; and dwellings for chronically sick and disabled: specially designed and mobility. 2 Figures for dwellings for the elderly: with warden, for period July 1980 to December 1981 are shown in table 7(a) issue number 66.