§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what research he has conducted to(a) current rent levels and (b) market rent levels in each London borough in the past year. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
The Housing Corporation's January 1999 publicationGuide to Local Rents (Source Research 32) sets out a comparison of average housing association, local authority and private sector rents in each local authority area, including the London boroughs. A copy has been placed in the House of Commons Library. In addition, my Department routinely collects information on average rents for all authorities for Housing Revenue Account subsidy purposes.