HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c747W
Sir G. Jones

asked the Minister of Health what is the approximate proportion of residential property in England which is owned by local authorities; and what is the approximate debt still owing by such authorities in respect of the acquisition thereof.

Mr. Willink

Approximately 10 per cent. of houses in England are owned by local authorities. Their outstanding loan debt on 31st March, 1941, in respect of houses included in their Housing Revenue Accounts was £561,500,000.