The figures do not include sales through HomeBuy Direct or Rent to HomeBuy, which commenced in 2008-09.
The property price figures are based on the total property price, not the amount paid by the purchaser, which could be to purchase a share of the equity in the property.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average level of support has been under each of the HomeBuy schemes in each region. 
For 2008-09 provisional figures showing the average amount of grant per unit paid through the Homes and Communities Agencys Affordable Housing Programme for each of the HomeBuy schemes in each region are set out in the following table.
Average level of grant per completed unit
New build HomeBuy
Open market HomeBuy
Rent to Home B uy
Yorkshire and Humberside
Homes and Communities Agencys Investment Management System
Provisional figures indicate that there have been no homes completed under the HomeBuy Direct scheme in 2008-09.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) first-time and (b) key worker buyers have purchased a share of a property via (i) HomeBuy Direct, (ii) OwnHome, (iii) OpenMarket HomeBuy, (iv) the First-Time Buyers Initiative, (v) MyChoice HomeBuy, (vi) New Build HomeBuy, (vii) Social HomeBuy and (viii) Rent to HomeBuy since the inception of each scheme. 
The following is a breakdown of purchases from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2009:
Of which : key workers
Open Market Homebuy
O f which:
New Build Homebuy
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First Time Buyers Initiative
In addition there have been 306 purchases under Social HomeBuy but we do not collect data on key worker status for Social HomeBuy.
For New Build HomeBuy the table shows completions. Key worker figures are derived from the homes completed in specific Key Worker initiative schemes. It is possible that key workers have also bought homes on standard New Build HomeBuy schemes.
For HomeBuy Direct I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 27 April 2009, Official Report, column 1119W.
There have been no purchases under the Rent to HomeBuy scheme, which became operational in July 2008, and enables potential purchasers to rent a home for up to five years before buying a share.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average annual income was of a tenant purchasing a (a) registered social landlord and (b) local authority property in each region in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Iain Wright:
The Department does not collect information on the income of tenants purchasing local authority property.
For average household income of tenants purchasing registered social landlord properties through HomeBuy schemes, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given today (PQ 272225).
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average price paid by a tenant purchasing a (a) registered social landlord and (b) local authority property was in each region in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Iain Wright:
The following table shows the average price paid by a tenant purchasing a local authority property under the right to buy scheme in England from 2003-04 to 2007-08, by region.
Average price paid (£)
Yorkshire and Humberside
P1B returns from local authorities to Communities and local Government (CLG).
For the average price paid for registered social landlord properties purchased through HomeBuy schemes, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given today, (PQ 272226).
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The average price paid figures are the amount paid by the purchaser which could be less than the total purchase price of the property as usually a share of the equity in the property is purchased.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social homes have been empty for more than six months in each region in England. 
Mr. Iain Wright:
The term social homes has been interpreted as social rented dwellings let by local authorities or registered social landlords.
Estimates of the number of social sector domestic dwellings empty for more than six months in each region in England are shown in the following table.
Number of dwellings vacant for more than six months as at April 2008
Registered social landlord
Yorkshire and the Humber
Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix (HSSA) and Business Plan Statistical Appendix (BPSA) submitted to Communities and Local Government by local authorities; Regulatory Statistical Return (RSR) as reported to the Housing Corporation by registered social landlords.
Figures for registered social landlords are for self-contained general needs units only and are vacant properties reported as not being available for letting. Not available for letting has been taken as a proxy for properties vacant for six months or longer as this enables the data to be presented at a regional level. Of the total number of RSL properties that have been vacant for at least six months at 31 March 2008, 90 per cent. were recorded as not available for letting.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what targets her Department has set for take up of each Homebuy scheme. 
We have not set individual targets for each HomeBuy scheme to ensure flexibility within the Homes and Communities Agency's Affordable Housing programme 2008-11.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how frequently local authorities are expected to carry out valuations on social dwellings in relation to (a) Right to Buy and (b) Social Homebuy purchase prices. 
Local authorities are required to provide a valuation when a tenant applies to purchase their home under the Right to Buy or Social HomeBuy schemes. In the case of Social HomeBuy, they must do so when a tenant applies to purchase an initial share and when they subsequently apply to purchase an additional share.