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Multiple Occupation

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made towards gathering information on homes in multiple occupation and the employment status of people who live in such accommodation in order to address the gap in evidence identified in her Department’s second response to the Communities and Local Government Committee’s Report on coastal towns. (253609)

We have improved the evidence base by publishing Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) data at local authority level. For statistics on applications received for licenses issued by the local authorities that relate to the English seaside towns I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave him on 15 December 2008, Official Report, column 372W.