§ Mr. Raynsford
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many homes are expected to become vacant in 1992 as a consequence of abandonment by their former occupiers, generally as a consequence of mortgage arrears.
§ Mr. Baldry
Statistics of mortgage arrears and possessions are collected by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The figures for the first half of 1992, to be published shortly, will incorporate details of "voluntary possessions", which include those arising as a consequence of abandonment by their former occupiers.