§ 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.749W