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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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: Greater London remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in each London Borough failed to meet the decent homes standard in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The last Labour Government failed to meet its Decent Homes target. It pledged in 2000 that: “We... are committed to ensuring that all social housing is of a decent standard within 10 years” (DETR, <em>Quality and Choice: A Decent Home for All: The Housing Green Paper</em>, April 2000, p.11). But almost one in ten homes failed to meet the standard by 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Indeed, the last Labour Government actually cut the Decent Homes programme by £150 million in July 2009, cannibalising the housing programme to pay for other policies. I also observe the last Prime Minister planned to cut back housing investment, remarking before the general election: “Housing is essentially a private sector activity. Let's be honest about this... I don't see a need for us to continue with such a big renovation programme” (<em>BBC Newsnight</em>, 30 April 2010).</p><p>By contrast, the Coalition Government is investing £2.3 billion from 2011 to 2016 to improve the quality of existing social housing through the Decent Homes programme and large-scale voluntary transfer gap funding.</p><p>Across England, the number of non-decent local authority dwellings has fallen from 291,600 on 1 April 2010 to 184,100 in April 2013, and continues to fall thanks to our continuing investment.</p><p>The attached table shows figures for London Boroughs, based on their own estimates. Figures for some Boroughs fluctuate from year to year due to councils carrying out more thorough assessments on the state of individual properties; yet there is a clear downward trend across London.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:20:33.4987614Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:20:33.4987614Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property file name PQ 421 - Table.docx more like this
unstar this property title Decent Standard Homes Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this