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Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding for infrastructure was allocated by her Department to each growth area in England in each year since 2005-06. 
Since 2005-06, the Department for Communities and Local Government has invested over £696 million for infrastructure to support housing growth in the Thames Gateway and the other growth areas of Ashford, Milton Keynes-South Midlands, and London-Stansted-Cambridge-Peterborough. This comprises Thames Gateway funding, the Growth Areas Fund (the Growth Fund since 2008-09), and the Community Infrastructure Fund (a dual-key fund, managed by the Department for Transport in 06-08, Communities and Local Government in 2008, and transferred to the Homes and Communities Agency in December 2008). This funding is additional to mainstream departmental funding in areas such as health, education and national transport networks.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 18 of her Departments response to the Rugg Review Consultation, what existing powers would be used to take over the management of the housing stock of a landlord removed from the register. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The proposals in the Governments response to the widely welcomed Rugg Review of the private rented sector are at a high level and still subject to consultation. Powers already exist under part 4 of the Housing Act 2004 for local authorities to make management orders which enable them to take over the management of certain privately rented properties where they consider that the private landlords of those properties are failing in their management duty. If our proposals for a national register for landlords and linked systems of complaint and redress were to be implemented, one option by which enforcement could be carried out would be to make use of the current powers.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) two bedroom, (b) three bedroom and (c) four or more bedroom (i) housing association properties and (ii) local authority properties have a single occupant. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Estimates of the number of social sector properties with a single occupant with two, three and four or more bedrooms are provided in the following table. These estimates are based on data from the Survey of English Housing.
|Number of bedrooms in social sector properties with single occupancy, England, 2007-08|
|Thousands of households|
|Number of bedrooms|
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Communities and Local Government, Survey of English Housing
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many home repossessions initiated by (a) building societies and (b) banks there were in (i) Tameside, (ii) Stockport and (iii) Greater Manchester in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Iain Wright: There are two independent sources of data on actual numbers of mortgage possessions: The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA). However both are only available for the United Kingdom as a whole.
The CML data on repossessions are no longer freely available from their website. For detailed time series information members of the public can request to subscribe to CML to obtain access to a restricted website.
The CML and FSA release slightly different figures. The CML data are for repossessions on first-charge mortgages only, including Buy-to-Let mortgages, as issued by their members. CML estimate that their lenders currently account for 98 per cent. of mortgage lending. The FSA data, as well as covering possessions on first-charge mortgages, cover possessions on second-charge loans by Regulated firms (many second charge lenders are not regulated) but do not cover possessions as comprehensively on Buy-to-Let mortgages, as some of these are from unregulated firms. The overall effect of the differences is that the FSAs statistics on possessions are slightly higher.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was received by registered social landlords from (a) right to buy and (b) right to acquire sales in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Information on receipts from Right to Buy by registered social landlords (RSLs) are not collected centrally. Receipts from Right to Acquire sales are credited to the Disposal Proceeds Fund retained by RSLs and are reinvested in the provision of social rented housing.
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Tenants Services Authority
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) right to buy and (b) right to acquire sales were made by each registered social landlord in each of the last five years. 
Homes and Communities Agency Investment Management System (IMS), and Regulatory and Statistical Returns (RSR) to the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) from Registered Social Landlords.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2009, Official Report, columns 729-30W, on social rented housing, how much of the £100 million made available in 2008-09 was spent; and how much of the £300 million advanced to 2009-10 has been spent to date; 
Mr. Iain Wright: The Homes and Communities Agencys Affordable Housing Programme provisional spend for 2008-09 was £2.6 billion including the £100 million transferred into this budget from 2010-11 resources. The Homes and Communities Agency accounts will be audited and a copy will be laid before Parliament later this year.
The funds brought forward as part of the 2 September 2008 announcement and pre-Budget report 24 November from 2010-11 into earlier years for social rented homes from within the Affordable Housing Programme budget remains part of that overall programme and delivery of outputs with these brought forward funds is not monitored separately. Targets set for the Homes and Communities Agency will reflect the funds being invested.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social tenants are housed by housing associations; and how many such tenants have a right to acquire their property. 
Over 210,000 housing association tenants (10 per cent.) may qualify for the right to acquire because their homes have been built with public funds since 1 April 1997. Some of the tenants of the 940,000 homes which have transferred from local authorities to housing associations since 1 April 1997 may also qualify for the right to acquire scheme.
Approximately 18,000 (0.9 per cent.) secure tenants of non-charitable housing associations qualify for the right to buy scheme. In addition, 1.185 million housing association tenants (60 per cent.) who have transferred with their homes from local authorities since 1988 have a preserved right to buy.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units of social housing in each London borough are owned by (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations; and how many there were of each in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Information on the number of social housing units in each London borough as at 1 April 2008 (local authority units) and 31 March 2008 (registered social landlord units and bed spaces) is shown in the following table. Local authority figures are reported for all self-contained units owned within the local authority area, regardless of which local authority has ownership.
|Number of social housing units owned, England , 2008|
|Local authority (as at 1 April)||Registered social landlord (as at 31 March)|
| Note :|
Local authority units include those owned within the local authority area, regardless of which local authority owns the units.
Housing strategy statistical appendix (for local authority stock) (see Live Table 116) Tenant Services Authoritys regulatory and statistical return (for RSL stock).
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