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Housing: Sales

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Nick de Bois Nick de Bois Conservative, Enfield North

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many sales of residential properties were completed in each year since 1992.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

HM Land Registry covers England and Wales and began collating the data requested in 1995. Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own land registration departments. The following table gives total number of house sales in England and Wales from 1995, including January to June 2013.

  Total number of house sales England and Wales
1995 800,494
1996 966,619
1997 1,094,974
1998 1,050,631
1999 1,205,304
2000 1,143,585
2001 1,260,565
2002 1,367,877
2003 1,278,139
2004 1,289,382
2005 1,068,745
2006 1,331,233
2007 1,276,841
2008 646,919
2009 626,446
2010 665,684
2011 662,673
2012 668,922
January to June 2013 322,437

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