§ Mr. Thornton-Kemsley
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government in respect of how many houses in England and Wales repairs increases have been made in terms of the Housing Repairs and Rents Act, 1954; in how many cases certificates of disrepair have been issued; and in how many of these cases they have been withdrawn subsequently or revoked upon appeal.
§ Mr. Sandys
I have no means of obtaining the information asked for in the first part of the Question.
As to the second part, returns submitted up to 31st March, 1955, show that 20,422 applications for certificates of disrepair had been made, of which 18,486 were granted, 1,089 refused, and 182 withdrawn, leaving 665 awaiting a decision. At the same date there had been 3,422 applications for revocation of certificates, 2,763 of which were granted, 263 refused and 1 withdrawn, the remaining 395 being then undecided.