HL Deb 06 March 2000 vol 610 c123WA
Baroness Byford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many local authority council dwellings there were in the housing stock in England at 1 April 1997, 1998 and 1999. [HL1229]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Whitty)

Information reported by local authorities in their annual Housing Investment Programme returns about housing stock in their ownership is as follows:

Number of dwellings at 1 April
1997 3,400,600
1998 3,309,200
1999 3,177,500


Figures include all properties owned by the authority, including those awaiting repair or sale and those situated outside their area.


DETR Housing Investment Programme (Operational Information) returns.