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Housing

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have submitted discretionary schemes to license houses in multiple occupancy which do not fall within the mandatory definition. (110569)

[holding answer 24 January 2007]: The Department has received no applications from local authorities wishing to establish discretionary licensing schemes to license those houses in multiple occupation which do not fall within the mandatory definition. As of 6 April 2006 if a local authority operated an HMO registration scheme under the Housing Act 1985 that scheme has automatically been deemed a transitional additional licensing scheme.