HC Deb 22 April 2002 vol 384 c47W
Mr. Page

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many units of housing stock have been transferred from local authority control to(a) housing associations and (b) similar bodies in each of the last five years; and how many ballots have taken place over that period of local authority tenants in which they have failed to agree a transfer. [51658]

Ms Keeble

The table shows the number of dwellings transferred from local authority ownership to housing associations in each of the most recent five financial years. Also shown for each of these years is the number of ballots in which tenants have not supported the transfer proposal.

Financial year Dwellings transferred Negative ballots
1997–98 32,982 2
1998–99 73,900 5
1999–2000 97,385 4
2000–01 134,219 4
2001–02 35,390 5

The Secretary of State will not normally give his consent to the transfer of tenanted local authority dwellings to organisations other than registered social landlords.