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Local Authority Dwellings (Unlawful Occupation)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) pursuant to his answer of 12 November, Official Report, column 192, what figures he has for the number of local authority dwellings that were unlawfully occupied in each London borough for each of the years 1985–86 and 1986–87;(2) pursuant to his answer of 12 November,

Official Report, column 192, what figures he has for the number of local authority dwellings that were unlawfully occupied in each of the London boroughs not referred to in his answer.

The numbers of council-owned dwellings in unlicensed occupation were reported, for the first time, by local authorities in their 1987 housing investment programme returns; figures for London boroughs at 1 April 1987 appear on page 7.7 (col. A99) of the "HIP 1 (1987) All items print". A copy has recently been placed in the Library.