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.