HC Deb 21 January 2004 vol 416 c1352W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many tenants of registered social landlords there are(a) in England. (b) in each housing authority area and (c) in each region. [148732]

Yvette Cooper

As at 31 March 2003:

(a) The estimated number of RSL tenancies in England was 1,684,500.

(b) The estimated number of tenancies by Government Office Region were as shown in the following table:

Government Office Region Total occupied RSL stock
North East 98,500
North West 294,300
Yorkshire and the Humber 116,000
East Midlands 94,900
West Midlands 213,700
East 154,300
London 303,300
South East 253,300
South West 156,200
England 1,684,500


Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.


Primarily the Housing Corporation's Regulatory and Statistical Return for 2003 but with minor adjustments to reflect two late transfers of stock within the local authority areas of North Hertfordshire and Forest of Dean.

(c) The numbers for local authorities (housing authority areas) are available in the Library of the House.

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