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Empty Property

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, columns 1201-2W, on empty property, if she will place in the Library a copy of the most recent list of vacant domestic dwellings, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) ward. (252163)

The most recent statistics on vacant dwellings at local authority level are for October 2008 and these have been placed in the Library. The latest statistics on vacant dwellings published at ward level are for April 2005. These are on the Office for National Statistics’ Neighbourhood Statistics website at:

http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/datasetList.do?JSAllowed=true&Function=%24ph=60&CurrentPageld =60&step=l&CurrentTreeIndex=1&searchString=&datasetFamilyId= 1618&Next.x=11&Next.y=16

Statistics for 2006, 2007 and 2008 are due for publication later this year.