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Empty Property

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty properties there are in each region. (281935)

The total number of empty dwellings reported by local authorities in England, by region, as at 6 October 2008, are shown as follows.

Region

Number of empty dwellings

North East

50,623

North West

137,849

Yorkshire and the Humber

102,241

East Midlands

76,956

West Midlands

79,848

East of England

75,198

London

85,924

South East

105,111

South West

70,272

Total England

784,022

Information about the number of empty non-domestic properties is currently being collected and will be published later in the year.