HC Deb 28 May 1965 vol 713 c130W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the total number of council houses in Great Britain; how much subsidy they received last year; and what is the total number of privately owned houses in Great Britain.

Mr. Mellish

My right hon. Friend estimates that 4.75 million houses are owned by local authorities and new town development corporations; 3.7 million are privately rented and 7.8 million are owner-occupied. Exchequer subsidies in 1964–65 totalled £91 million.

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