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Empty Housing

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authority-owned houses were empty at the last date for which figures were available; what information he has on the length of time they had been vacant; what is his estimate of the rent forgone for each local authority during the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Details of the numbers of vacant local authority dwellings at 31 March 1992, together with information on the length of time which they had been vacant, are shown at table 17 of the Scottish Office Statistical Bulletin (Housing Series) No. Hsg/1992/8. Rental income lost by each local authority because of unlet dwellings in 1992–93 is shown in table 7 of the

Blind and Partially Sighted at 31 March by Year and Region
19921991199019891988198719861985
RegionBlindPartially SightedBlindPartially SightedBlindPartially SightedBlindPartially SightedBlindPartially SightedBlindPartially SightedBlindPartially SightedBlindPartially Sighted
NumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumberNumber
Borders3781273321083091052929627184282932797628685
Central19742291,026204786181786181590180590180651134636128
Dumfries and Galloway455366436348442322453313463276460266445225434190

Scottish Office Statistical Bulletin (Housing Series) No. Hsg/1993/5. Both bulletins are available in the House of Commons Library.