HC Deb 23 March 2000 vol 346 cc631-2W
Mr. Stinchcombe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will list by region(a) the number of residential properties owned by health authorities and NHS trusts that were empty on 1 April 1999, (b) the number of such properties empty for one year or more

I am sure my hon. Friend will appreciate that as this is part of continuing confidential discussions with NHS Unions aimed at reaching agreement by summer 2000, I am unable to comment further at this stage.