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Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) homeless people and (b) rough sleepers there were in the London Borough of Enfield in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Iain Wright:
Information about English local authorities' actions under the homelessness legislation (part 7 of the Housing Act 1996) is collected quarterly at local authority level. Data collected include the number of households accepted by local housing authorities as
eligible for assistance, unintentionally homeless and in priority need, and therefore owed a main homelessness duty (to secure that suitable accommodation is available). If a settled home is not immediately available, the authority must secure temporary accommodation until a settled home becomes available.
Summary tables showing the total number of households (a) accepted as owed a main homelessness duty and (b) in temporary accommodation, from 1997-98 to 2007-08, and (c) rough sleeper estimates from 1998 to 2007, for Enfield local authority, are as follows:
|Table A: Number of households accepted( 1) as owed a main homelessness duty during the year, 1997-98 to 2007-08Enfield local authority|
|(1) Households eligible under homelessness legislation, found to be unintentionally homeless and in a priority need category, and consequently owed a main homelessness duty.|
(2) Denotes data not reported.
|Table B: Number of households in temporary accommodation( 1) , March 1998 to March 2008 Enfield local authority|
|(1) Households who have been accepted as owed the main homelessness duty, those for which inquiries into whether they are owed the duty are pending, and those who were found to be intentionally homeless but are being accommodated for a reasonable period by the LA. It excludes households designated as homeless at home, that have remained in their existing accommodation and have the same rights to suitable accommodation as those in temporary accommodation arranged by the authority.|
(2) Denotes data not reported.
|Table C: Number of rough sleepers (persons), 1998 to 2007 (mid-year estimates( 1) )Enfield local authority|
|(1) Estimates based on a combination of recent street counts in those areas where there is a known or suspected rough sleeping problem and of estimates made by local authorities, as reported on their HSSA returns to CLG in June of each year.|
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new build homes constructed by registered social landlords were sold (a) outright and (b) under Home Buy and other schemes in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The first table shows the number of new affordable homes in England that were sold outright via the right to acquire scheme, or under homebuy or other shared ownership and shared equity schemes, by registered social landlords each year since 1997-98. The second table shows the number of homes sold outright though the right to buy and preserved right to buy schemes by registered social landlords.
|Number of homes sold outright under the right to acquire or under homebuy and other schemes by registered social landlords|
|Outright sales right to acquire||Homebuy and other sales( 1)|
|(1) Includes some outright sales through social homebuy.|
Housing Corporation Investment Management System (IMS).
Figures showing the number of registered social landlord right to buy and preserved right to buy sales are shown in the following table. The Housing Corporation IMS does not report on outright sales which do not involve grant, such as right to buy sales and preserved right to buy sales, so these figures are shown in an additional table because they are from a different data source.
|Number of homes sold outright through the right to buy or preserved right to buy schemes by registered social landlords|
|Outright RSL right to buy and preserved right to buy sales|
|The figures show total sales of registered social landlords homes; they cannot be broken down according to whether the properties sold were new build or acquisitions.|
Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR) submitted by RSLs to Housing Corporation.
Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many council homes have been improved to the decent homes standard in the London Borough of Enfield in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Information specific to the number of homes which have been improved to the Decent Homes Standard is not collected by the Department. However, the Department collects statistics on non-decent social sector local authority (LA) homes through the Business Plan Statistical Appendix (BPSA) annual return.
These data are published by Communities and Local Government and can be obtained from the Departments website:
|Number of local authority owned non-decent stock by year|
1. The BPSA is a non-statutory collection from local authorities. Figures are as reported.
2. 2007-08 data not yet available
Local authority figures from the Business Plan Statistical Appendix (BPSA) as at 1 April each year. The collection commenced in 2001.
Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable new homes have been built in Enfield North constituency in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Information on affordable homes by constituency is not available. The following table shows the number of new affordable homes built in Enfield local authority for each year from 1997-98. The figures include new build social rent and intermediate affordable housing; they exclude affordable housing acquisitions.
|New affordable homes built in Enfield local authority|
|New affordable homes built|
Housing Corporation Investment Management System, and returns from local authorities to Communities and Local Government.
Not all affordable housing is provided by new build completions, as some supply can come from acquisitions. In 2006-07, an additional 160 affordable homes in Enfield local authority were provided by acquisitions which are not included in the figure above.
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