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We do not collect data on the numbers of homes purchased in rural areas with the assistance of an equity loan. However, we do know the numbers of key workers helped through our new build schemes in rural areas. These are given in the following table. These numbers are small because demand for key worker housing tends to be in urban areas where the majority of employer organisations are located. However, from April 2006 regional housing boards have been able to prioritise groups for assistance under our other low cost home ownership schemes.


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East South East Total

2001

0

0

0

2001

0

0

0

2003

0

0

0

2004

0

2

2

2005

19

3

22

2006

5

4

9

Total

24

9

33


Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were purchased under the right to buy scheme in
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(a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year from 1980 until 1997; what each figure represents (i) per 1,000 population and (ii) per 1,000 households; and if she will make a statement. [118698]

Yvette Cooper: The numbers of council properties sold through the right to buy scheme in England are tabulated as follows by urban and rural local authority areas. These figures have also been expressed per 1,000 population and 1,000 households.

Right to buy sales by urban and rural local authority areas( 1) , England
1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87

Right to buy sales

Urban

1,442

64,049

114,272

70,608

49,710

46,792

48,696

Rural

886

41,150

52,851

35,654

27,812

25,350

28,052

Total

2,328

105,199

167,123

106,262

77,522

72,142

76,748

Right to buy sales per 1,000 population( 2)

Urban

0.047

2.096

3.741

2.312

1.626

1.531

1.594

Rural

0.055

2.538

3.250

2.178

1.687

1.526

1.675

Total

0.050

2.249

3.570

2.265

1.647

1.529

1.623

Right to buy sales per 1,000 households( 2)

Urban

0.13

5.58

9.90

6.08

4.25

3.97

4.10

Rural

0.15

6.88

8.74

5.80

4.46

3.99

4.35

Total

0.13

6.03

9.50

5.98

4.32

3.98

4.19


1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93

Right to buy sales

Urban

60,929

91,287

101,483

60,341

36,033

26,225

Rural

32,800

44,414

32,321

15,991

12,257

11,461

Total

93,729

135,701

133,804

76,332

48,290

37,686

Right to buy sales per 1,000 population( 2)

Urban

1.996

2.983

3.307

1.960

1.170

0.850

Rural

1.943

2.621

1.900

0.936

0.714

0.666

Total

1.977

2.854

2.805

1.594

1.007

0.784

Right to buy sales per 1,000 households( 2)

5.08

7.53

8.29

4.88

2.90

2.10

4.99

6.67

4.80

2.35

1.78

1.66

5.05

7.23

7.05

3.98

2.50

1.94



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1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000

Right to buy sales

Urban

28,607

27,658

21,055

21,974

28,506

28,854

38,998

Rural

16,071

15,678

10,457

11,232

12,823

11,418

15,253

Total

44,678

43,336

31,512

33,206

41,329

40,272

54,251

Right to buy sales per 1,000 population( 2)

Urban

0.927

0.895

0.681

0.710

0.920

0.929

1.253

Rural

0.928

0.901

0.598

0.639

0.726

0.643

0.854

Total

0.928

0.897

0.651

0.684

0.849

0.825

1.107

Right to buy sales per 1,000 households( 2)

Urban

2.29

2.20

1.67

1.74

2.25

2.26

3.04

Rural

2.30

2.22

1.47

1.56

1.77

1.56

2.06

Total

2.29

2.21

1.60

1.68

2.07

2.01

2.68


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