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Empty Council Houses

Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authority dwellings were vacant at the most recent date for which figures are available in (a) Vale Royal and (b) Chester; how many had been vacant for over six months; and what where the figures represented as a percentage of stock.

The information derived from the authorities' 1987 housing investment programme returns is as follows:

Vacant local authority dwellings at April 1987
Total vacantPercentage of stockNumber vacant for more than six monthsPercentage of stock
Chester1061·321
Vale Royal1361·411
1 Less than 0·05 per cent.