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Housing: Empty Property

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many homes were vacant for a period of more than six months in each local authority area in each of the last three years; (320837)

(2) how many homes were vacant in each local authority area in each of the last three years.

I have today placed in the Library of the House a table giving details of the number of long-term vacant homes (i.e. vacant for more than six months) and total vacant homes in each local authority area in England in each of the last three years.

These data are as reported on the “Calculation of Council Tax Base for Formula Grant Purposes” (CTB) forms completed by all the billing authorities in England as at a specified date in October each year.