§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will rank local authorities in England by(a) number and (b) percentage of (i) public and (ii) private housing stock which have been abandoned. 
§ Ms. Keeble
Data on levels of abandonment are not held by my Department. Abandonment arises where a property owner simply walks away or 'abandons' a property. The owner's intentions as well as their actions are therefore relevant and it is difficult to define objectively. However, we do have data reporting low demand, which I have placed in the Libraries of the House.