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Mr. Hopkins: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which local authorities have undertaken full or partial transfers of their local authority housing stock in each year since 1997. [64392]

Mr. McNulty: There have been 57 full and 39 partial large scale voluntary transfers (LSVT) of local authority housing stock undertaken by 73 authorities since 1997. The table shows which authorities have undertaken full or partial LSVT since 1997.

List of all housing stock voluntary transfers which have taken place since 1997

AuthorityDate of transferNo. of dwellings
Cotswold DC(20)28 February 19974,282
South Staffordshire C(20)7 March 19975,273
Lichfield DC(20)19 March 19974,921
South Oxfordshire DC7 July 19975,018
Eden C22 September 19971,510
LB Lambeth(21) Moorlands(22)5 January 1998515
LB Bexley9 February 19984,118
LB Bexley(22),(23)9 February 19984,097
Congleton BC2 March 19984,061
Oldham BC(21) Limehurst9 March 1998642
Liverpool CC(21) Windermere(22)19 March 1998493
LB Merton(21) Pollards Hill(22)23 March 19981,018
LB Tower Hamlets(21) Poplar I(22)23 March 19981,852
Kerrier DC23 March 19983,732
LB Hackney(21) Kingsmead(22)30 March 1998951
LB Brent(21) Fortunegate/Church End(22)30 March 19981,481
Basildon DC(21) Vange(22)30 March 1998708
West Somerset DC30 March 19981,869
Stoke-on-Trent CC(21) Bentilee(22)31 March 1998917
Tewkesbury BC27 April 19983,066
Rother DC1 May 19983,058
LB Lambeth(21) Lansdowne Green(22),(23)20 July 1998681
LB Tower Hamlets(21) Poplar II(22),(23)7 December 19982,431
Wirral(21) Leasowe(22)25 January 19991,082
Tameside(21) West Ashton(22)1 February 1999901
West Devon BC22 February 19991,446
South Somerset DC1 March 19998,883
East Lindsey DC1 March 19995,102
Liverpool CC(21) Pinehurst(22),(23)5 March 1999646
Manchester CC(22),(23)8 March 19991,030
LB Hackney(21) Morningside(22),(23)15 March 19991,084
South Hams district council22 March 19993,096
LB Hammersmith and Fulham(21) Old Oak(22)17 March 1999668
LB Hackney(21) Upper Clapton(22),(23)22 March 19991,000
Telford and Wrekin C25 March 199913,081
LB Enfield(22)29 March 19991,194
Worthing BC29 March 19992,525
Bath and North East Somerset C29 March 19999,887
Manchester CC(21) East Wythenshawe(22),(23)29 March 19996,667
LB Greenwich(21) Charlton Triangle(22)29 March 19991,280
LB Hackney(21) Haggerston(22),(23)29 March 1999661
Allerdale BC31 March 19993,704
Allerdale BC(21) Salterbeck(22),(23)31 March 1999727
Preston BC(21) Avenham(22)14 June 19991,121
LB Lambeth(21) Central Stockwell(22),(23)5 July 19992,358
Birmingham CC(21) Central Areas(22)21 June 19992,813
LB Islington(21) Barnsbury(22)26 September 1999647
LB Islington(21) Ten Estates(22),(23)26 September 1999739
Liverpool CC(21) Speke Garston(22),(23)4 October 19994,382
West Lindsey DC18 October 19993,929
LB Lambeth(21) St. Martins(22),(23)25 October 19991,033
Boston BC29 November 19994,871
Tynedale DC20 December 19993,564
Newcastle under Lyme BC31 January 20009,887
Restormel BC7 February 20003,577
Manchester CC Colshaw Farm(22),(23)14 February 2000600
North Devon DC21 February 20003,293
LB Hackney(21) Stamford Hill(22),(23)6 March 20001,095
LB Hackney(21) Pembury Estate(22),(23)6 March 20001,241
Burnley BC8 March 20005,330
Manchester CC Sale Estate(22),(23)20 March 20001,655
Weymouth and Portland C20 March 20003,105
Huntingdon DC20 March 20006,650
Elmbridge BC27 March 20004,894
Test Valley BC27 March 20005,495
Wyre Forest DC27 March 20006,056
Manchester CC Whitefield Estate(22),(23)27 March 20001,033
LB Tower Hamlets(21) THCH(22),(23)27 March 20001,551
Tameside MBC(23)27 March 20008,532
Tameside MBC(23)27 March 20007,934
LB Richmond17 July 20007,139
Coventry CC22 September 200020,125
Fylde BC2 October 20001,905
Chester CC27 November 20007,096
Horsham DC11 December 20004,650
LB Tower Hamlets(22),(23)12 February 2001196
East Northamptonshire DC19 February 20013,495
Torbay C19 February 20012,947
Staffordshire Moorlands DC23 February 20013,132
Calderdale MBC6 March 200112,759
Chichester DC13 March 20015,321
Mendip DC19 March 20014,326
West Wiltshire DC(23)26 March 20013,284
West Oxfordshire DC26 March 20013,643
East Staffordshire BC26 March 20015,637
Manchester CC Handforth Estate(22),(23)26 March 2001659
Sunderland CC26 March 200136,356
Blackburn with Darwen BC28 March 20019,886
Shrewsbury and Atcham BC1 October 20015,500
Mid-Bedfordshire DC5 November 20013,084
Derbyshire Dales4 March 20023,287
Chelmsford BC11 March 20026,902
East Hertfordshire DC18 March 20022,687
East Hertfordshire DC18 March 20023,237
Erewash BC25 March 20025,847
Reigate and Banstead BC25 March 20024,846
Total number of dwellings386,689
Average number of dwellings4,028
Number of authorities73
Number of whole transfers57
Number of partial transfers39
Number of transfers96
Number of transfers to repeating authorities24

(20) These transfers were completed before Labour came into office.

(21) Transfer is an Estate Renewal Challenge Fund Scheme.

(22) Partial transfer.

(23) Transfer to repeating authority.

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Intermediate Care Beds

Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many extra (a) intermediate care beds and (b) non- residential intermediate care places have been introduced since the publication of the National Plan. [47827]

Jacqui Smith: The results of a survey in autumn 2001 for national health service intermediate care in England indicated that good progress has been made towards meeting the NHS Plan targets.

While audited figures for 2001–02 will not be available for another eight weeks or so, we expect on the basis of last year's survey that around an additional 2,400 intermediate care beds and 6,200 non-residential intermediate care places will have been provided, compared to year 1999–2000, which was the baseline used in the NHS Plan.

Rural Awareness

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when his Department will introduce measures to raise rural awareness through staff (a) training,

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(b) development and (c) secondments as part of overall rural proofing measures set out in the Countryside Agency's report Rural Proofing in 2001–02; [54418]

Ms Blears: The Department is committed to introducing a process of rural proofing as set out in the Rural White Paper (2000). I have taken careful note of the recommendations in the report of the Countryside Agency, and will take them fully into account in further implementing rural proofing throughout the Department.

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