HC Deb 22 February 1989 vol 147 c686W
37. Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many dwellings are vacant in the public and private sector in Liverpool; and what is the annual estimated rent and rates lost.

Mr. Trippier

The latest available information on vacant dwellings in both the public and private sectors was provided by Liverpool city council in its 1988 housing investment programme return (HIP 1), a copy of which is in the Library.

The provisional figure for rent loss on vacant local authority dwellings in Liverpool in 1987–88 as reported on the authority's housing subsidy claim form was £7.4 million. Figures for rate loss on all empty dwellings in Liverpool are available in "Rent Collection Statistics 1987–88 Actuals" published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a copy of which is in the Library.