HC Deb 03 November 1988 vol 139 c730W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those local authorities which estimated 5.1 per cent. or more of the private sector housing stock in their areas as being vacant at 1 April.

Mr. Trippier

The following 57 English housing authorities have estimated, in their housing investment programme returns, that 5.1 per cent. or more of the private sector housing stock (owner-occupied and private rented) in their areas was empty at 1 April 1988.

Allerdale Kensington and Chelsea
Babergh Kingston upon Hull
Blackburn Lambeth
Boothferry Leicester
Breckland Lewisham
Brent Liverpool
Brighton New Forest
Burnley North West Leicestershire
Calderdale Norwich
Camden Nottingham
Carlisle Oswestry
Cheltenham Pendle
Copeland Peterborough
Cotswold Preston
Derby Richmond upon Thames
Derwentside Rossendale
East Lindsey South Derbyshire
East Staffordshire South Herefordshire
Greenwich South Kesteven
Hackney South Shropshire
Halton Southend-on-Sea
Hammersmith and Fulham Southwark
Haringey Stoke-on-Trent
Hastings Surrey Heath
Holderness Tower Hamlets
Hove West Lindsey
Hyndburn Westminster
Islington Winchester

Sixty-Eight authorities have not provided estimates.