HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c47W
Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the housing associations; how many houses they have built and acquired over the last five years; and how many of these have been allocated to(a) those on their existing waiting list and (b) those outside their area. [77871]

Mr. McNulty

A full list of the 2,033 housing associations registered with the Housing Corporation is available on the corporation's website at www.housingcorp.gov.uk

Only about one quarter of registered housing associations undertake development. Over the last five years, housing associations have completed the following number of dwellings, through new-build or acquisition and redevelopment, via funding from the Housing Corporation's approved development programme (ADP) and local authority social housing grant (LASHG):

Approved development programme Local authority social housing grant
1997–98 35,418 10,152
1998–99 31,960 9,929
1999–2000 25,040 8,678
2000–01 22,354 8,419
2001–02 22,875 6,971

Information is not available about the allocation of housing association dwellings to people on existing waiting lists or from elsewhere. The Housing Corporation's regulatory code states that registered housing associations must work with local authorities to enable the latter to fulfil their duties to homeless households and people in priority housing need; to the vulnerable and those covered by the Government's Supporting People policy.