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Mortgages: Arrears

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for the Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1625W, on mortgages: arrears, if he will make it his policy to (a) collect and (b) lay before the House figures on mortgage arrears on a monthly basis. (257344)

The Council of Mortgage Lenders publishes the number of mortgages in arrears, available at:

http://www.cml.org.uk/cml/statistics

The Ministry of Justice publishes figures for the numbers of possession orders made by county courts, available at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/statistics.htm

Both these sets of figures are published on a quarterly basis.