To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many public sector and private sector properties are currently estimated to be standing empty in England and Wales.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Planning on 27 February 1990 to the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Mr. Soley) at columns 180–81·For information about Wales, I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.