§ Mr. Straw
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what percentage of dwellings of each housing association registered with the Housing Corporation is(a) available for let, (b) to be let after minor repairs, (c) to be let after major repairs, (d) to be sold, (e) awaiting demolition and (f) unlet for any reason; and if he will give the national average for each category;
(2) if he will list in rank order the percentage of dwellings available for letting but unlet for each housing association registered with the Housing Corporation, with an average for all associations.
§ Mr. Howard
Statistics on dwellings owned and managed by registered housing associations are collected by the Housing Corporation, which publishes annually figures for England as a whole. The information that is available at national average level, as at the end of March 1992, is as follows:
Percentage Percentage (i) Dwellings under letting 97.5 (ii) Vacant and available for letting (of which: 1.1 —requiring minor repair 0.4) (iii) Vacant and not available for letting 1.4
Housing Revenue Account Subsidy Entitlement 1990–91—1992–93 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 North 275,278,991 275,964,537 292,913,237 Yorkshire and Humberside 321,571,885 332,420,714 354,760,455 East Midlands 192,713,670 197,135,706 201,536,213 East Anglia 74,249,318 71,679,794 65,237,486 Greater London 1,276,108,272 1,480,846,136 1,493,948,150 Rest of South-East 336,167,195 341,806,561 314,043,605 South-West 154,360,061 156,794,565 155,524,572 West Midlands 336,758,611 361,423,559 386,746,613 North-West 517,181,874 566,554,277 621,708,028 ENGLAND 3,484,389,877 3,784,625,849 3,886,418,359
Source: LAH Division (Housing Revenue Account Subsidy Claim Forms) 10 March 1993
§ Dr. Wright
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many tenants have exercised their right under the charter programme to make bids for a housing action trust; and how many of these bids have been successful.