[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 14 February, 2005, 19:37 GMT
House waiting lists under attack
A Derby MP says too many of the city's council houses are being left empty despite being allocated for asylum seekers' accommodation.

There is a waiting list of thousands for the houses that are not boarded up.

Derby North's Bob Laxton said the list would shrink, and people would be homed, if the stock was used properly.

Derby City Council's deputy leader Philip Hickson blamed "complicated bureaucracy" for the problem, but said the council is working on the problem.




SEE ALSO:
Cityscape promotes housing plan
05 Nov 04 |  Derbyshire
Affordable housing scheme opened
26 Aug 04 |  Derbyshire
Demolition for city eyesore
03 Nov 03 |  Derbyshire
Council to consider Riverlights
23 Oct 03 |  Derbyshire


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific