HC Deb 27 March 1945 vol 409 cc1328-9W
Mr. Hoģģ

asked the Minister of Health, how many of the 12,500,000 houses available to the population before the war were owned by the occupier; how many were in course of purchase by the occupier; and how many were held on weekly tenancy.

Mr. Willink

The only statistics of which I am aware are contained in the report of the Departmental Committee on Valuation for Rates which indicates that of 8,250,000 houses of which particulars were obtained by the Committee in 1938–39, 2,880,000, or 35 per cent., were owner-occupied and 5,370,000, or 65 per cent. were rented. Most of the rented houses would be held on weekly tenancy.