HC Deb 05 December 1975 vol 901 cc748-9W
Mr. Clemitson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of dwellings in the ownership of local authorities is designated for single per-sons, excluding retirement pensioners.

Mr. Armstrong

The information is not available centrally, as my Department does not collect information about the categories of tenant to whom each local authority allocates their accommodation. Our Circular 24/75 emphasised the importance of making more accommodation available for small households; and we shall shortly be publishing new standards and yardsticks for public housing for single people of working age.