HC Deb 11 February 2004 vol 417 c1523W
Mr. Edward Davey

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations his Department has received from(a)Universities UK and (b) individual vice chancellors about whether higher education halls of residence should fall within the scope of a mandatory houses in multiple occupation licensing scheme. [153139]

Keith Hill

In the 1999 Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) consultation representations were received from the following academic institutions supporting the proposal to exclude higher education halls of residence from the mandatory HMO licensing scheme: Universities UK, the Universities of Newcastle, Lancaster, Wales and the domestic bursars of Oxford Christ Church. Those who did not support the exemption included Sheffield, Manchester, North Staffordshire and Swansea.

Jon Trickett

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the(a) number and(b)proportion of houses in multiple occupation which fall within the scope of the proposed mandatory licensing scheme within the Housing Bill. [153298]

Keith Hill

The Government estimate that about 120,000 Houses in Multiple Occupation will be subject to licensing under the mandatory scheme proposed in the Housing Bill. It is estimated that between 360,000 to 450,000 dwellings will be covered by the scheme.

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