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Empty Houses

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the number of housing properties owned by each Welsh district council which have been empty for (a) two months, (b) four months, (c) six months, (d) nine months, (e) one year and (f) two years or more in each of the last five years for which figures are available and the percentage of each council's housing stock these figures represent.

The information is only available for dwellings vacant for six months or more. The figures are given in the tables.

Number of local authority dwellings vacant for more than 6 months (as at 1 April)
Welsh Districts19831984198519861987
Aberconwy16271810
Alyn and Deeside61428109
Arfon65910
Blaenau Gwent3103
Brecknock
Cardiff10680424240
Carmarthen1710
Ceredigion52
Colwyn361
Cynon Valley364111870
Delyn10714147
Dinefwr22
Dwyfor
Glyndwr133026
Islwyn202016
Llanelli2638
Lliw Valley21214
Meirionnydd793813
Merthyr Tydfil91114921
Monmouth823
Montgomeryshire1129205
Neath2611241
Newport31822075
Ogwr102128
Port Talbot/Afan325592612
Preseli182012103
Radnor1
Rhondda15163
Rhuddlan212
Rhymney Valley3661
South Pembrokeshire1115
Swansea1610
Taff-Ely4
Torfaen41101319
Vale of Glamorgan2133111517
Wrexham Maelor1131392247761
Ynys Môn8859
Wales526765601329427

Sources: Housing investment programme returns 1983, 1984 and 1985.

Relets enquiry statistical returns 1986 and 1987.

—Nil or negligible.

Percentage of local authority dwellings vacant for more than 6 months (as at 1 April)

Welsh districts

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

Aberconwy0·50·80·60·3
Alyn and Deeside0·10·20·50·20·2
Arfon0·10·10·20·2
Blaenau Gwent0·1
Brecknock
Cardiff0·40·30·20·20·2
Carmarthen0·50·3
Ceredigion0·10·1
Colwyn0·10·2

Welsh districts

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

Cynon Valley0·60·70·31·3
Delyn0·20·10·30·30·1
Dinefwr0·10·1
Dwyfor
Glyndŵr0·40·90·8
Islwyn0·30·30·2
Llanelli0·30·5
Lliw Valley0·20·3
Meirionnydd0·30·40·10·40·6
Merthyr Tydfil0·10·10·20·10·3
Monmouth0·10·1
Montgomeryshire0·20·60·40·1
Neath0·41·70·6
Newport0·20·10·10·5
Ogwr0·10·20·3
Port Talbot/Afan0·40·70·10·40·2
Preseli0·30·30·20·2
Radnor0·1
Rhondda0·30·30·1
Rhuddlan0·10·1
Rhymney Valley0·10·1
South Pembrokeshire0·2
Swansea0·10·1
Taff-Ely
Torfaen0·30·10·10·1
Vale of Glamorgan0·30·40·10·20·2
Wrexham Maelor0·70·81·40·50·4
Ynys Môn0·10·10·10·1
Wales total (LA)0·20·30·20·10·2

Sources: Housing investment programme returns 1983, 1984 and 1985.

Relets inquiry statistical returns 1986 and 1987.

— Nil or negligible.