§ Mr. Sainsbury
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the number of empty council houses in England and Wales not classified as available for letting.
§ Mr. Armstrong
Separate information relating to such dwellings, which include those acquired for slum clearance and those in course of improvement, has not hitherto been collected in the Department's relets surveys. But this year's survey will deal with all vacant dwellings included in housing revenue accounts, distinguishing those which are not available for letting.