HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 cc367-8W
Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of unfit dwellings in England and Wales and in Yorkshire and Humberside, respectively.

Mr. Channon

Estimates based on the 1971 house condition survey indicate that there were 1.2 million unfit dwellings in England and Wales in September of that year. A more detailed breakdown is given in Table 3 of the Annex to "Better Homes, the Next Priorities"(Cmnd. 5339) and Table 1 of "House Condition Survey 1971, England and Wales, Housing Survey Reports No. 9"(Department of the Environment), copies of which are available in the Library.