HC Deb 19 February 1992 vol 204 c200W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has on the number of empty properties in the private sector.

Mr. Yeo

Estimates of empty dwellings reported by English local authorities in their annual housing investment programme returns for April 1991 amounted to some 640,000 dwellings, or 4.2 per cent. of the private housing stock.

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