HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 c308W
Mr. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many dwellings in Wales were tenanted and owner-occupied, respectively, at the latest convenient date; what were the comparable figures for 1950; and what steps he will take to increase the proportion of owner-occupiers.

Mr. James Griffiths

Forty-eight per cent. of the dwellings occupied on the night of the 1961 census were owner-occupied, and fifty-two per cent. were held on other tenures. Comparable figures for 1950 are not available. To meet the need for houses we require more for renting as well as more for owner-occupation.