§ 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.