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Empty Dwellings

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty properties there were in Chorley local authority area in each year since 1997. (96349)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for North Cornwall (Mr. Rogerson) on 25 July 2006, Official Report, column 1604W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will publish data on registered social landlord-owned empty properties. (96363)

Data on empty homes for registered social landlords (RSLs) are collected on the Regulatory and Statistical Return of the Housing Corporation (Long form) which is completed by those RSLs which have 250 or more dwellings and bedspaces.

Information on vacant general needs vacant dwellings is published on the Department for Communities and Local Government website on Table 613. The web link is: http://www.communities.gov.uk/pub/26/Table613_idll56026.xls