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Mortgages

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what forecasts her Department has made of the number of households which will have negative equity in the next 12 months. (270263)

Communities and Local Government (CLG) do not make forecasts for the housing market and so have not made any forecasts of the number of households which will have negative equity in the next 12 months. However, CLG do closely monitor the housing market and take action to support both the market and homeowners where necessary.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what figures her Department holds on how many residential buy-to-let mortgages there are. (270264)

Communities and Local Government do not hold any information on the number of residential buy-to-let mortgages. However data on the number of residential buy-to-let mortgages are published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders at:

http://www.cml.org.uk/cml/media/press/2116