§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) if he will list(a) those local authorities which have transferred some or all of their housing stock to registered social landlords, (b) the name of the registered social landlord to which the stock has been transferred, (c) the average rent increase or decrease determined by the registered social landlord in each financial year since the transfer and (d) the rent collected by the registered social landlord as a percentage of the total rent due in each financial year since the transfer; 
(2) if he will list those registered social landlords to which local authority housing stock has been transferred which have failed to satisfy the performance indicators set by the Housing Corporation, for each financial year since the stock was transferred, and in each case give details of the specific performance indicators they failed. 
§ Mr. Mullin
[holding answer 8 June 2000]The information requested, that is readily available, has been placed in the Libraries of the House.
However, information about rent increases and decreases has been collected as part of the Housing Corporation's performance indicators only since 1995–96. Information on rent increases for transfer tenants and for new tenants is not collected separately. The rent differential between these two groups can be over 20 per cent. It would be misleading to provide an average figure combining rent increase and decrease figures for transfer tenants and new tenants.
The Housing Corporation has collected a range of performance indicators since 1993–94. Since April 1998, RSLs have been expected to achieve set levels of performance in certain key areas of housing management. In view of this, a list of RSLs to which local authority housing stock has been transferred which failed to satisfy the performance indicators set by the Housing Corporation is available only for the years 1997–98 and 1998–99.