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Unoccupied Property

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many empty residential dwellings there were in England in each year since 1997.

Photo of Keith Hill Keith Hill Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The available information on empty residential dwellings in England is tabled as follows. This data has been provided from a combination of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Housing Investment Programme return and Housing Corporation's Regulatory Statistical Return.

Vacant dwelling stock, England 1997–2003
HIP and RSR(23)
1997 767,000
1998 753,000
1999 767,000
2000 761,000
2001 751,000
2002 732,000
2003 720,000

Note:

Figures presented to the nearest thousand.

Sources:

ODPM's Housing Investment Programme return and Housing Corporation's Regulatory Statistical Return.

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