HC Deb 26 April 2002 vol 384 c464W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the lost income from empty council housing was broken down by local authority in England, in each of the last three years. [42234]

Mr. Byers

Lost income from empty council housing can be due to two main sources:(a) lost rent and (b) lost council tax.

(a) I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 11 February, Official Report, column 32W concerning the lost rental income from empty council dwellings in 200/01. The figures for 1998/99 and 199/00 have been placed in the Libraries of the House.

(b) Specific information on lost council tax by local authority is not available centrally.