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Empty Property

Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) registered social landlord, (b) private and (c) commercial properties have been empty for longer than (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) five and (iv) 10 years. (301604)

Information on the total numbers of vacant dwellings by tenure but not time period was provided in the answer given to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 15 October 2009, Official Report, column 1066W. Information on the numbers of dwellings vacant for the time periods requested is not available. There are no centrally available reliable or recent estimates of vacant commercial dwellings.