§ Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of Welsh houses are within the areas covered by Welsh county boroughs; what proportion of these houses are over 50 years old; and what proportion are over 90 years old.
§ Mr. James Griffiths
It is estimated that 21 per cent. of all the dwellings in Wales are within the four county boroughs. The proportions of dwellings over 50 years old and over 90 years old in each of the county boroughs are as follows:
Over 50 years old Per cent Over 90 years old Per cent Cardiff … 58 17 Merthyr Tydfil … 78 55 Newport … 41 9 Swansea … 39 18