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EMPTY HOMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 591: tabled on 13 January 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is concerned by the rising number of empty homes in England; notes that of the 784,000 homes which currently vacant 327,000 have been empty for a period of more than six months; is further concerned that despite the presence of 1.8 million families on the social housing waiting list and an escalation in the number of mortgage repossessions more has not been done to make use of the one in 30 local authority properties which are empty; further notes that just 27 Empty Dwelling Management Orders (EDMOs) have been enforced since their introduction in April 2006; and calls on the Government to scrap EDMOs and instead to consider the adoption of a less bureaucratic approach to the rules which prevent social landlords from using their empty housing stock to provide families who would otherwise be homeless with a place they can call home.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.