HC Deb 29 November 1960 vol 631 c27W
65. Mr. Hunter

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what percentage of all the housing in England and Wales he estimates to be let at rents with no element of subsidy or control.

Mr. H. Brooke

The number of houses and flats let by private owners is about 5½ million. Of these I estimate that about 2 million are for a variety of reasons not subject to control. About 3½ million dwellings are let by local authorities and new town corporations, and the rents of almost all of these contain some element of subsidy. There are between 5½ and 6 million owner-occupied houses.