HC Deb 16 March 1993 vol 221 c151W
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.

Mr. Baldry

We have had approaches from five tenants' groups. None has yet made a formal bid.