§ 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 to368W "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.