§ Dr. Iddon
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the local housing authorities who have transferred their council house stock to date to alternative landlords and give in each case(a) the grant from Government to write off debt, (b) the total cost to the local authority in professional fees, (c) other relevant costs of the transfer and (d) the capital receipt. 
§ Ms Keeble
I have placed in the Libraries of the House lists which show all large scale voluntary transfers completed to date. The details include the four Government one-off payments in transfers where the capital receipt was insufficient to pay off the authority's118W
empty homes there were in (a) rural areas by region and (b) England by region in each of the last 10 years. 
§ Ms Keeble
[holding answer 16 May 2002]: The number of local authority (LA) and registered social landlord (RSL) empty homes in (a) rural areas by region and (b) England by region in each of the last ten years are set out in the following tables:
housing debt, the set up cost for transfer and the capital receipt. Costs to local authorities for professional fees are not held centrally.