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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Housing: Blackpool more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families were recorded as living in overcrowded conditions in Blackpool South constituency in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent date for which data is available. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackpool South remove filter
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Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
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is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
answer text <p>The social housing reforms in the Localism Act have given local authorities and social landlords the tools they need to tackle overcrowding; while retaining the reasonable preference provisions in the allocation legislation which ensure that overcrowded families continue to get priority for social housing. HomeSwap Direct is there to make it easier for overcrowded social tenants to swap with those who want to downsize. The removal of the spare room subsidy also encourages the more effective use of social housing, by addressing the under-occupation of family homes.</p><p> </p><p>Our Affordable Homes Programme is on track to deliver 170,000 new affordable homes between 2011 and 2015, with £19.5 billion of public and private funding. A further £38 billion public and private investment will help ensure 275,000 new affordable homes are provided between 2015 and 2020.</p><p> </p><p><br><br>Data on occupancy at the local authority level from the 2011 Census is published at:</p><p><a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-and-quick-statistics-for-wards-and-output-areas-in-england-and-wales/rft-qs412ew.xls" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-and-quick-statistics-for-wards-and-output-areas-in-england-and-wales/rft-qs412ew.xls</a></p>
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T12:54:27.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:54:27.47Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
465
label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this