HC Deb 08 May 1928 vol 217 cc184-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has any statistics that will show the number of houses occupied and unoccupied in Great Britain?


The statistics asked for are not available for any date more recent than that of the 1921 Census, according to which there were in England and Wales 7,759,821 structurally separate dwellings occupied by private families and 218,833 dwellings vacant on the Census night, this number including those vacant by reason of the temporary absence of the usual occupier. As regards Scotland, the hon. Member will doubtless address a question to the Secretary of State for Scotland.