Freedom of information request response - 06216

FOI request

FOI ID number
Housing Evictions

I submit this request for specific information regarding drug-related evictions from council housing in your local authority area. This information is sought under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA 2000).

  1. Of the total number of local authority evictions made in 2017/18, how many of the grounds for possession were drug related? Please note that drug-related grounds for possession includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    • Serious drug offences (as defined in Schedule 3 to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014) i.e. production and supply of controlled drugs, possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply, occupiers of premises permitting unlawful production / supply of controlled drugs or opium / cannabis smoking to take place on the premises, cultivation of cannabis plant for financial gain; or

    • Breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order (section 94 and 97 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014) e.g. requirement to attend a drug awareness course or to engage in drug treatment, prohibition from using the internet for drug dealing activity; or

    • Breach of a tenancy agreement related to drugs e.g. for possession / use of controlled drugs / psychoactive substances on the premises, "illegal or immoral use of the property".

  2. Please provide a copy of internal documents (e.g. policies, procedures, protocols, memos, template contracts, correspondence) held by the local authority pertaining to evictions from council housing, which specifically refer to drugs (i.e. controlled drugs or psychoactive substances).

Our response


Eden District Council hold no housing stock, there are no council tenancies, therefore there have been no Local Authority evictions.

Response date
08 July 2019