Communities and Local Government
Guy Opperman (Hexham, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many vacant and unused homes there are in (a) Hexham constituency, (b) Newcastle and (c) Gateshead; and if he will make a statement on his plans to promote the use of vacant and unused homes.
Andrew Stunell (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government; Hazel Grove, Liberal Democrat)
Figures on the numbers of empty homes in each local authority in England are published on the Department for Communities and Local Government website, in live table 615 at the following link. Figures are not available at the constituency level.
In November last year, the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister published “Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England” which sets out our strategy for tackling empty homes, including £150 million funding to bring empty homes back into use.