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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13670: Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 4 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable homes have been delivered since 2007, and how the supply of affordable housing per head of population in Scotland compares with that in England.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 22 January 2018

Since 2007, 70,861 affordable homes have been delivered in Scotland (from April 2007 to September 2017).

Over the 2007-08 to 2016-17 financial years, this government’s supply of affordable housing per capita has been 33% higher than the UK government’s supply in England.

The following table shows the number of affordable housing units delivered for Scotland and England, and the rates per capita for each year.

Number of Affordable housing units delivered in Scotland and England, financial years from 2007-08

 

Scotland

England

 

Units delivered

Per capita

Units delivered

Per capita

Percentage difference between Scotland and England per capita rates

2007-08

5,670

110

53,180

104

6%

2008-09

6,221

120

55,720

108

11%

2009-10

8,092

155

58,290

112

38%

2010-11

7,231

137

61,090

116

18%

2011-12

6,882

130

58,330

110

18%

2012-13

6,009

113

43,120

81

40%

2013-14

7,012

132

43,030

80

65%

2014-15

7,069

132

66,700

123

8%

2015-16

6,518

121

32,630

60

104%

2016-17

7,336

136

41,530

75

81%

Total over 2007-08 to 2016-17

68,040

1,285

513,620

967

33%

Sources: Scottish Government Affordable Housing Supply Programme management information system and Ministry for Housing & Local Government live tables.

Figures on total affordable housing stock are not available.