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Using the bedroom standard and based on the most recent three years of 200203, 200304 and 200405: (a) the estimated number of households in the East of England who were living in overcrowded accommodation was 31,000 and (b) the estimated number of children who were living in overcrowded accommodation was 63,000. These figures were derived from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Survey of English Housing".
The only recent estimate of the number of overcrowded households in Luton is 3,000. This is from an ad hoc report based on combined data from both the Survey of English Housing" and the Department for Work and Pension's Family Resources Survey" for the three years 200001, 200102 and 200203. Reliable estimates for the number of children living in overcrowded accommodation in Luton were not determined.
Estimates based on the statutory standard are not available because the underlying data are not collected systematically. A one-off estimate was made in the autumn of 2001 that there were approximately 25,000 households across the whole of England that were in conditions of overcrowding that breached the statutory standard. This estimate was based on data from the Survey of English Housing" for the period 199798 to 19992000 and from the 1996 English House Condition Survey". Equivalent estimates for the East of England and for Luton are not available.
The figures above represent capital grants through the Approved, Development Programme, Local Authority Social Housing Grant, Starter Home Initiative, Safer Communities Supported Housing Fund, Rough Sleepers Initiative and Thames Gateway.
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was spent on housing benefit for tenants in (a) council property, (b) housing association and registered social landlord property and (c) private sector housing in (i) Tameside and (ii) Stockport in each year since 2001. 
The information is not available broken down in the format requested. The available information for rent rebates, council tenancies, and rent allowance, all other tenancies, is in the tables.
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|Rent Rebates||Rent Allowance|
|Rent Rebates||Rent Allowance|
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department paid to arm's length management organisations in each year since 2000; and how much is budgeted to be spent in (a) 200506 and (b) 200607. 
Yvette Cooper: £56 million was paid to arms length management organisations (ALMOs) under the ALMO programme in 200203, £321 million in 200304 and £577 million in 200405. £850 million is budgeted to be spent in 200506 and £884 million in 200607.
Mr. Purchase: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much housing subsidy was (a) paid by his Department to each local authority and (b) paid to his Department by each local authority in 200405; and how much his Department received in right-to-buy proceeds from each local authority in that year. 
Yvette Cooper [holding answer 8 February 2006]: I have placed the information requested at (a) and (b) in the library of the house in the form of a table showing the amount of positive and negative Housing Revenue Account Subsidy entitlement for 20042005, for those authorities that have submitted audited forms for that year.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister collects data on total pooled receipts and total amounts set aside by housing authorities. These figures include the amounts arising from Right to Buy sales alongside amounts relating to other housing capital receipts, but the amounts relating to Right to Buy sales are not separately identified. The available data has been placed in the Library of the House. The aggregate national figures are set out in the following table.
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|Set aside/pooling as percentage of housing capital receipts||Capital investment (£ million)||Investment greater than set-aside/pooling by|
In 200405 the amount paid to government from all housing receipts (not just right to buy) was £1.7 billion. The amount invested in housing was £4.1 billion i.e. almost 2½ times the amount. The ratio of amount invested to set aside is expected to increase substantially in the future.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what powers councils have to impose a moratorium onspecific types of new housing development if the localplanning authority has met its regional building targets. 
Yvette Cooper: The estimated capital value (Net book value) of housing association stock in each year since 200001 is in the following table. We do not have estimates of the current value of this stock. This does not include the value of the stock of the smallest (less than 250 units) housing associations.
|Housing association stock|
(Net book value) (£ billion)
The estimated capital value of local authority housing stock in each year since 200001 is in the table below. The figures are not available for the year ending 2000. All values are at January 1999 prices.
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|April each year||Local authority (£ billion)|
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