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Empty Property: Public Sector

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many public-sector homes in (a) England and (b) each Government office region in England were empty in April 2007; (157561)

(2) how many public-sector domestic dwellings were vacant in (a) England and (b) each Government office region in England in April.

The number of local authority and registered social landlord vacant dwellings in each region at 1 April 2006, the latest date for which figures are available, is below.

Vacancies by region, 1 April 2006

Local authority1

Registered social landlords2

NE

4,358

3,236

NW

6,295

7,947

YH

6,142

2,882

EM

4,294

1,244

WM

3,923

4,550

E

3,105

1,868

L

10,107

4,405

SE

2,780

2,471

SW

1,887

1,567

England

42,891

30,170

Source:1 Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix as reported by local authorities. 2 Regulatory Statistical Return as reported by registered social landlords.