§ Mr. Chris Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the local authorities which will be included in his Department's proposed exercise to explore in depth the reasons for local authorities' long-term holdings of empty dwellings; and if he will indicate the criteria used to determine their inclusion.
§ Sir George Young
I refer the hon. Member to my answer to the hon. Member for Coventry, North-West (Mr. Robinson) on 27 June 1984, at column462, which lists the local authorities involved and the criterion for selecting them. The exercise is now under way.