Empty Houses (Leasing)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th March 1977.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Armstrong Mr Ernest Armstrong , North West Durham 12:00 am, 16th March 1977

I am sorry to see the hon. Gentleman so depressed. Our experience, however, is that when rent restrictions or security of tenure are relaxed there are still empty properties and there is still a decline in the private sector market.