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(b) Table 2 shows the number of accepted households in each region where the priority need category was being vulnerable as a result of (i) physical disability and (ii) mental illness or disability in 1998-99, 2003-04, and 2007-08:
|Table 2: Households accepted as owed a main homelessness duty, by priority need category|
|Applicant/household vulnerable due to:|
|(i) Physical disability||(ii) Mental illness or disability||All priority need categories|
Some totals may differ slightly from those in the Statistical Release, due to rounding
Information collected on households in temporary accommodation does not contain detailed ethnicity or disability details, but, since 2006-07, does provide the number of households where the applicant belonged to an ethnic minority group. Table 3 shows the number of ethnic minority households in temporary accommodation by region since 2006-07.
|Table 3: Total households in temporary accommodation, at end of each financial year, by ethnicity|
|Total in TA||Of which: ethnic minority||Total in TA||Of which: ethnic minority|
Since 1998, information has been collected on the number of people who sleep roughthat is, those who are literally roofless on a single night. A table showing rough sleeper counts by region for the past 10 years is available in the Library of the House.
Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new dwellings have been built in each region in the last three years; and what estimate her Department has made of the number of new dwellings which will be completed in the next two years. 
P2/P2a house building returns from local authorities and National House Building Council on new build completions.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many affordable houses are forecast to be built in settlements of less than 10,000 in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010; 
Mr. Iain Wright: We have substantially increased our investment in affordable housing, with £8.4 billion being invested initially through the Housing Corporation, and then the Homes and Communities Agency over the next three years. This is planned to deliver 70,000 affordable homes a year by 2010-11, of which 45,000 will be for social rent.
We have set the Housing Corporation a target to provide 10,300 affordable homes in settlements of less than 3,000 between 2008-09 and 2010-11. We have not set any targets for settlements of between 3,000 and 10,000.
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