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Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many house repossessions have occurred over the last 12 months. (99339)

Data on repossessions of dwellings are collected by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) and published at UK level as Table AP4: Possessions of mortgage properties, on the CML's website at:

According to these figures, 10,310 properties in the UK were repossessed in 2005, including those voluntarily surrendered by borrowers. This is less than 0.1 per cent. of the number of mortgaged properties at the end of the period. Figures below UK level are not published.