HC Deb 23 January 1967 vol 739 cc171-2W
Mr. Kenneth Lomas

asked the Minister of Health how many dwellings in England and Wales are at present without baths and/or indoor toilets.

Mr. Snow

The latest available figures are from the 1961 Census which, corrected for discovered misreporting, showed that in England and Wales about 3.4 million households (23 per cent.) were porate bodies or other practitioners having more than one practice address; and whether he will show an analysis of their contribution commencing with those who saw less than 200, rising in steps of 200 to the maximum, and linking the number of practice addresses to each figure.

Mr. Snow

entirely without a fixed bath and about 1.5 million households (10 per cent.) entirely without a water closet within or attached to the building.

There are indications that these figures have fallen significantly since 1961 and statistics from the sample census held last April will give more up-to-date information later this year.