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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Regional Planning and Development: North of England more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define "Northern powerhouse", as used in the Gracious Speech. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL97 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Northern Powerhouse is a long term plan to enable the north to reach its potential as a driving force in the UK economy, closing the gap between north and south. It will reinforce the links between our northern cities to make them collectively stronger, providing them with modern transport connections, supporting science, innovation, universities and creative clusters and by giving them the local power and control needed to support growth. The Government will also empower the towns and counties of the north to build on the economic strengths outside cities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL98 more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T12:32:55.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T12:32:55.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
347234
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Regional Planning and Development: North of England more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the North of England, as referred to in the term "Northern powerhouse" used in the Gracious Speech. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL98 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Northern Powerhouse is a long term plan to enable the north to reach its potential as a driving force in the UK economy, closing the gap between north and south. It will reinforce the links between our northern cities to make them collectively stronger, providing them with modern transport connections, supporting science, innovation, universities and creative clusters and by giving them the local power and control needed to support growth. The Government will also empower the towns and counties of the north to build on the economic strengths outside cities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL97 more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T12:32:55.543Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T12:32:55.543Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
65943
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Disability more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable disabled people to locate suitable properties in their locality. more like this
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Lord Swinfen more like this
star this property uin HL870 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is committed to supporting disabled people to live safely in accommodation suitable to their needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To facilitate the provision of suitable housing in England, the Government is providing £315 million over 5 years for the Care and Support Specialised Housing fund. The main aim of the fund is to support and accelerate the development of the specialised housing market for older people and disabled adults.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Communities and Local Government is providing £785 million between 2011-12 – 2014-15 for the Disabled Facilities Grant which is administered by local authorities in England and provides adaptations to the homes of disabled people to help them to live as independently as possible in their own home.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have no plans to require local authorities to provide lists of homes suitable for disabled people. However a number of local authorities maintain 'accessible housing registers', and in London there is a city wide London Accessible Housing Register (<a href="https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/housing-land/renting-home/london-accessible-housing-register" target="_blank">https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/housing-land/renting-home/london-accessible-housing-register</a>).<br> <br></p><p><br></p><p>The Government believes it is important that people who require accessible housing are given the right level of priority under a council’s housing allocation scheme, and that councils and social landlords are able to make the best use of affordable housing in their area, including accommodation which is accessible or has been adapted. We have retained the statutory ‘reasonable preference’ requirements which ensure that priority for social housing is given to those who need to move on medical and welfare grounds (including grounds relating to a disability).</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Around half of all disabled people are also older people, and the Department for Communities and Local Government supports FirstStop Advice, a national information and advice service that can help older people to locate more suitable properties to move to, or to access services to help them repair, adapt or improve their current homes to make them more suitable for older age.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL871 more like this
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less than 2014-07-18T13:55:08.4341108Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-18T13:55:08.4341108Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Swinfen more like this
65944
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Disability more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require local authorities to provide a list of suitable accessible homes for disabled people in their local area. more like this
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Lord Swinfen more like this
star this property uin HL871 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is committed to supporting disabled people to live safely in accommodation suitable to their needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To facilitate the provision of suitable housing in England, the Government is providing £315 million over 5 years for the Care and Support Specialised Housing fund. The main aim of the fund is to support and accelerate the development of the specialised housing market for older people and disabled adults.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Communities and Local Government is providing £785 million between 2011-12 – 2014-15 for the Disabled Facilities Grant which is administered by local authorities in England and provides adaptations to the homes of disabled people to help them to live as independently as possible in their own home.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have no plans to require local authorities to provide lists of homes suitable for disabled people. However a number of local authorities maintain 'accessible housing registers', and in London there is a city wide London Accessible Housing Register (<a href="https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/housing-land/renting-home/london-accessible-housing-register" target="_blank">https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/housing-land/renting-home/london-accessible-housing-register</a>).<br> <br></p><p><br></p><p>The Government believes it is important that people who require accessible housing are given the right level of priority under a council’s housing allocation scheme, and that councils and social landlords are able to make the best use of affordable housing in their area, including accommodation which is accessible or has been adapted. We have retained the statutory ‘reasonable preference’ requirements which ensure that priority for social housing is given to those who need to move on medical and welfare grounds (including grounds relating to a disability).</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Around half of all disabled people are also older people, and the Department for Communities and Local Government supports FirstStop Advice, a national information and advice service that can help older people to locate more suitable properties to move to, or to access services to help them repair, adapt or improve their current homes to make them more suitable for older age.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL870 more like this
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less than 2014-07-18T13:55:07.761251Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-18T13:55:07.761251Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Swinfen more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they offer to local authorities on the outline and content of local letting agent and landlord accreditation schemes. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL6986 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Information on how many local authorities operate letting agent or landlord accreditation schemes is not centrally held. The decision on whether to establish letting agent or landlord accreditation schemes is best made by local authorities who can take account of local conditions and circumstances. The Department does not therefore produce any guidance on such schemes.</p><p> </p><p>We are improving standards in the sector. Later this year, we will bring regulations into force that will require the remaining 3,000 letting and property management agents to join one of the 3 approved redress schemes, thereby improving protection for both tenants and landlords. In addition, we have made over £4 million available to 23 local authorities to help them tackle acute and complex problems with rogue landlords in their area. This builds on the £2.6 million we have given nine local authorities to support enforcement against “Beds in Sheds”.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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HL6987 more like this
HL6988 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish copies of any guidance that they provide to local authorities on local accreditation schemes for letting agents and landlords. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL6987 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Information on how many local authorities operate letting agent or landlord accreditation schemes is not centrally held. The decision on whether to establish letting agent or landlord accreditation schemes is best made by local authorities who can take account of local conditions and circumstances. The Department does not therefore produce any guidance on such schemes.</p><p> </p><p>We are improving standards in the sector. Later this year, we will bring regulations into force that will require the remaining 3,000 letting and property management agents to join one of the 3 approved redress schemes, thereby improving protection for both tenants and landlords. In addition, we have made over £4 million available to 23 local authorities to help them tackle acute and complex problems with rogue landlords in their area. This builds on the £2.6 million we have given nine local authorities to support enforcement against “Beds in Sheds”.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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HL6986 more like this
HL6988 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities operate either letting agent or landlord accreditation schemes. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL6988 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Information on how many local authorities operate letting agent or landlord accreditation schemes is not centrally held. The decision on whether to establish letting agent or landlord accreditation schemes is best made by local authorities who can take account of local conditions and circumstances. The Department does not therefore produce any guidance on such schemes.</p><p> </p><p>We are improving standards in the sector. Later this year, we will bring regulations into force that will require the remaining 3,000 letting and property management agents to join one of the 3 approved redress schemes, thereby improving protection for both tenants and landlords. In addition, we have made over £4 million available to 23 local authorities to help them tackle acute and complex problems with rogue landlords in their area. This builds on the £2.6 million we have given nine local authorities to support enforcement against “Beds in Sheds”.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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HL6986 more like this
HL6987 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Affordable Housing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many affordable house building completions in receipt of government financial support there were in each financial year from 2005–06. more like this
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Baroness Hollis of Heigham more like this
star this property uin HL577 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p><br> The numbers of affordable housing starts and completions in England funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and the Greater London Authority from 2009/10 are as follows</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Total affordable housing starts</p></td><td><p>Total affordable housing completions</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>36,604</p></td><td><p>59,226</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>41,625</p></td><td><p>36,334</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>35,930</p></td><td><p>36,734</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>15,410</p></td><td><p>51,731</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>48,465</p></td><td><p>55,909</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>53,917</p></td><td><p>53,172</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source: DCLG Statistics Live Table 1012 (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply</a>)</strong></p><p> </p><p>Figures for earlier years are not readily available on a comparable basis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL578 more like this
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less than 2015-07-01T16:13:35.857Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-01T16:13:35.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hollis of Heigham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Affordable Housing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many affordable house building starts in receipt of government financial support began in each financial year from 2005–06 to date. more like this
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Baroness Hollis of Heigham more like this
star this property uin HL578 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p><br> The numbers of affordable housing starts and completions in England funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and the Greater London Authority from 2009/10 are as follows</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Total affordable housing starts</p></td><td><p>Total affordable housing completions</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>36,604</p></td><td><p>59,226</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>41,625</p></td><td><p>36,334</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>35,930</p></td><td><p>36,734</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>15,410</p></td><td><p>51,731</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>48,465</p></td><td><p>55,909</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>53,917</p></td><td><p>53,172</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source: DCLG Statistics Live Table 1012 (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply</a>)</strong></p><p> </p><p>Figures for earlier years are not readily available on a comparable basis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL577 more like this
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less than 2015-07-01T16:13:35.967Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-01T16:13:35.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hollis of Heigham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Completions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many house building completions in receipt of government financial support there were in each financial year from 2005–06 to date. more like this
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Baroness Hollis of Heigham more like this
star this property uin HL575 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-26more like thismore than 2015-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government does not track all housing starts and completions, but the number of affordable housing starts in receipt of government funding since 2009-10 is published in the Department's Live Table 1012. A copy is attached and it is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply</a>. <br><br></p><p>Figures in this format were not collected prior to 2009-10.<br><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL576 more like this
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less than 2015-06-26T10:56:37.857Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-26T10:56:37.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name PQHL575 and 576.pdf more like this
star this property title Table 1012 Affordable Housing more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hollis of Heigham more like this