§ Mr. Breed
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the answer of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions of 2 May 2002,Official Report, column 902W, on rural housing, how many households were identified as being in priority need for housing in each year since 1996 in local authorities defined as rural, broken down by region. 
§ Mr. McNulty
Summary information on activity under the statutory homeless provisions of the 1996 Housing Act is reported to the Department by local authorities in England. This includes the number of households accepted as being eligible for assistance, unintentionally homeless and in priority need. The numbers of these households in authorities classified as either "mixed rural" or "deep rural" are as follows:881W
Includes estimates for any non-responding local authorities.
Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100.
DTLR PI(E) housing activity returns.