§ Mr. Chris Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many control orders under section 73 of the Housing Act 1964 were made and revoked in England and Wales in each year since 1966.
§ Sir George Young
This information is not available to the Department. The environmental health report for 1983–84, which is the most recent one published by the Institution of Environmental Health Officers, shows that 11 control orders were made that year by authorities who submitted information to the institution. The report on the first two stages of the Department's research project on HMOs will show the number of control orders in force in 1983–84. I hope to publish this report early in the new year. A control order ceases to have effect five years after it was made, unless revoked in the meantime.