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Multiple Occupation: Licensing

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses in multiple occupation were registered under (a) mandatory, (b) additional and (c) selective licensing schemes in each local authority area in England in each year since licensing was introduced. (284435)

The total number of applications for mandatory licences for houses in multiple occupation and the numbers of these issued by each local authority in England up to 17 June 2009 are shown in Table 1, which has been placed in the Library of the House.

To date only 11 local authorities have designated areas for selective licensing.

The numbers of selective licences issued by each up to 6 July 2009 are shown in Table 2, which has been placed in the Library of the House.

To date only Peterborough has an additional licensing scheme. This only came into effect on 1 July 2009 and so, to date, no additional licences have been issued.