§ Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the number of houses without bathrooms, hot water supplies, or internal lavatory systems; and what proportion this is of the total supply of houses.
§ Mr. Noble
The total stock of houses in Scotland at the present time is about 1,660,000. Estimates of the numbers lacking the facilities referred to are:
Number Percentage of Total Houses without a fixed bath 434,000 26.1 Houses without a hot Water tap 337,000 20.3 Houses without water-Closets 43,000 2–6
In addition, about 238,000 households have shared use of water-closets within buildings.