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Big drop in housing waiting list

There are 1,128 people on the Island's public sector housing waiting list, according to the latest figures, two-hundred less than at the end of the last year.

The statistics been revealed in response to a House of Keys question for written answer from Michael MHK Alf Cannan.

At the end of 2011/12 1,333 people were on the list.

Much of that 205-person decrease came in Douglas, which saw a drop from 673 to 474.

No housing authority saw a rise of more than six people.

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