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Housing: Sales

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of houses sold in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 to date. (258558)

Based on data from HM Revenue and Customs, there were 1.63 million transactions of houses valued at £40,000 or more in 2007, and 927,000 in 2008. In January 2009 there were 56,000 transactions under the same definition, (seasonally adjusted).