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Homes and Communities Agency investment Management System (IMS), and local authority returns to CLG. Figures have been rounded to nearest 10 units.
Not all social rented and affordable housing is provided by new build completions, as some supply can come from acquisitions. For example, in 2007-08, a total of 210 additional affordable homes were provided in Dacorum (new build and acquisitions), and 1,310 additional affordable homes were provided in Hertfordshire (new build and acquisitions).
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 135W, on housing: low incomes, what the average amount of
grant paid for (a) intermediate affordable housing and (b) housing for social rent in each region was in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Ian Austin: The average amount of grant per unit paid through the Homes and Communities Agency's Affordable Housing programme by region for social rent and intermediate affordable housing in each year 2005-06 to 2008-09 is as follows:
|Social rent-average grant per unit|
|Intermediate housing-average grant per unit|
Homes and Communities Agency
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the 20,000 additional energy efficient affordable homes referred to on page 38 of the Building Britain's Future publication are planned to be for (a) social rent and (b) low cost home ownership. 
Mr. Ian Austin: The Government estimate that around 13,250 of the 20,000 additional energy-efficient affordable homes will referred to in Building Britain's Future will be for social rent, and around 6,750 for low cost home ownership.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties had been sold under the HomeBuy Direct Scheme in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point at the latest date for which figures are available. 
John Healey: Provisional figures for the end of June 2009 show there were over 20 HomeBuy Direct sales completed in the Eastern region. We do not currently have statistically valid data for Essex or Castle Point.
Ms Keeble: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of families living in overcrowded conditions in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ian Austin: The latest estimate of the number of overcrowded households in England was published in January 2009 as part of the Survey of English Housing Preliminary Report: 2007-08 and is 565,000. This is based on the average of three years of the Survey of English Housing from 2005-06 to 2007-08. Overcrowding is defined according to the bedroom standard.
Mr. Ian Austin: The particular data requested have not previously been published, but data on household size by tenure are published in the annual Survey of English Housing reports. The most recent data can be found in table 3 of the Survey of English Housing Preliminary Report 2007-08, available at:
The following table provides estimates of the number of one-person households in each region for 1999 to 2008 inclusive. Estimates by region for the years previous to this could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The overall number of one-person households in England in 1981 was 3,823,000 and in 1991 it was 5,039,000. The estimates are based on data from the ONS Labour Force Survey.
|Number of one person households, England|
|T housands of households|
ONS Labour Force Survey.
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