HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c328W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many households were in mortgage arrears by region, expressed as(a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures, in the latest year for which figures are available. [30583]

Ms Keeble

This information is not collected by my Department. Data are compiled by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, but only for the United Kingdom as a whole and not for individual regions. The number of UK households in mortgage arrears of three months or more in 2000 were as follows:

Length of arrears Number of households As percentage of all households with mortgages
3–6 months 95,260 0.85
6–12 months 47,820 0.43
Over 12 months 20,820 0.19
All with arrears of 3 months plus 163,900 1.47


Council of Mortgage Lenders