Repossession Orders

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 25th March 2009.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) sole owners, (b) joint owners and (c) first-time buyers have had their properties repossessed in (a) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (b) Cambridgeshire, (c) the East of England and (d) England in each of the last five years; and how many of those were aged (i) 18 to 30, (ii) 31 to 40, (iii) 41 to 50, (iv) 51 to 60 and (v) over 60 years.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

The Department does not collect data on repossessions. Repossessions data at the UK level are available from the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Financial Services Authority. These data are not split out by sole owners and joint owners, first time buyers and non-first time buyers, or by region. Nor are they split out by different age groups.

The only sub-national figures relating to repossessions are for possession orders. Statistics on mortgage and landlord possession orders for the county courts are available via the Ministry of Justice website at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/docs/stats-landlord-mortgage-historic-20-02-09.xls

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