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Empty Houses (Water Authorities)

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many empty houses are owned by the relevant regional water authorities, in the following areas: Greater London, Avon, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Warwickshire, Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the West Midlands, respectively; which have been empty for up to six months, one year, two years, and more than two years; and which are surplus to requirements.

This information is not immediately available. I will consult the regional water authorities concerned and write to the hon. Member.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many empty houses are owned by the British Waterways Board in the following areas: Greater London, Avon, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Warwickshire, Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the West Midlands, respectively; which have been empty for up to six months, one year, two years, and more than two years; and which are surplus to requirements.

The information is not immediately available. I will consult the BWB and write to the hon. Member.