(2) how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful prosecutions there have been under the new National Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation in each local authority area.
The relevant part of the 2004 Housing Act came into force on 6 April 2006. In 2006, the latest year for which data are available, there was one prosecution, resulting in a conviction and a £1,000 fine.
The prosecution took place at the Sussex (Western) court, within the Sussex police force area. From the information available my Department are unable to determine in which local authority area the offence took place.
Data for 2007 will be available in the autumn of 2008.