HC Deb 07 April 1971 vol 815 c148W
Mr. Hayhoe

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, what estimate he has made, from information available from international sources, of the respective proportions of average incomes spent on housing in Great Britain and in the European Economic Community.

Mr. Peter Walker

The National Accounts Yearbook 1959–69 published by the Statistical Office of the European Communities shows the percentage of total personal income spent on housing—including imputed rent of owner-occupiers-in 1969 was 6.7 per cent. in Belgium, 6.8 per cent. in France, 7.5 per cent. in Germany, 6.9 per cent. in Italy and 5.1 per cent. in the Netherlands. The corresponding percentage for the United Kingdom was 9.4 per cent. Figures for Luxembourg are not available.

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