HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 cc343-4W
David Davis

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the total of unpaid council house rents in the East Riding of Yorkshire in each year since 1997. [165041]

Keith Hill

The total of unpaid council rents in the East Riding of Yorkshire for each financial year from 1997/8 to 2002/3 is tabled below. Also shown is the total of unpaid rents expressed as a percentage of total collectable rent.

Financial Year 1Collectable Rent (£000) 2 Unpaid rents for the year (£000) Unpaid rents as a percentage of total collectable rents
1997–1998 22,644,000 310,000 1.4
1998–1999 22,993,000 182,000 0.8
1999–2000 23,727,000 285,000 1.2
2000–2001 24,709,000 427,000 1.7
2001–2002 25,690,000 940,000 3.7
2002–2003 26,701,000 656,000 2.5
1 The maximum that the authority could expect to have collected during each year i.e. the total value of rent roll less rent deductions and refunds and rent loses on vacant/void dwellings.
2 The arrears of rent that fell due during the year and remained outstanding at the end of the year. In other words, the rent that should have been received during the year but wasn't.
The figures supplied by the East riding of Yorkshire have, for presentation purposes, been rounded to the nearest £1,000. They are not necessarily audited
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Local Authority Housing Division Housing Revenue Account: Second Subsidy Claim Form