§ Mr. Raynsford
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to his reply on Monday 16 March to the question from the hon. Member for Fulham, Official Report, column 356, if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis about what. steps he proposes to take to ensure that the 573 residential properties owned by the Metropolitan police which are currently empty in the Metropolitan police district are brought back into use.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis keeps the level of vacant property under constant review. He informs me that, of the 573 residential quarters currently vacant, 117 are in the process of being sold; 64 have been allocated to tenants who will occupy them shortly; and 90 are in the process of being allocated to tenants. The balance is being assessed for sale or for essential remedial works before allocation.