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Housing: Sales

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many domestic dwellings have been sold at a value of between £125,000 and £175,000 according to records held by the Land Registry since the temporary increase in the stamp duty threshold. (252415)

The Land Registry’s latest figures cover the period since the introduction of the temporary increase in the threshold for stamp duty, until the end of December 2008. There were 32,985 domestic dwellings sold at a value between £125,000 and £175,000 during this period.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many domestic property transactions there were according to Land Registry data in each local authority in England and Wales in each year since 1997-98. (252416)

The information requested has been placed in the House of Commons Library.