HC Deb 16 July 1975 vol 895 c493W
Mrs. Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how he is getting on with his consultations with local authorities and others on measures to bring under-used, empty and short-life dwellings into occupation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeson

My Department has already had useful discussions with a number of individual local authorities, housing associations, and other organisations about the measures I outlined in my reply of 25th February to my hon. Friend. We have now put to the local authority associations and other representative bodies concerned a range of measures, of an administrative and managerial nature, designed to secure more effective use of the existing housing stock. We have

1974 4th Quarter 1975 1st Quarter Percentage change
£ million £ million
Income from employment 14,439 15,510 +7.4
Total personal income before tax 20,478 21,430 +4.6
Total personal disposable income 15,892 16,495 +3.8
Personal disposable income revalued at 1970 prices 10,496 10,370 -1.1
Source: Tables B and E of the Central Statistical Office press notice issued on 10th July 1975.
Notes: All estimates shown are in seasonally adjusted form. Estimates of income from employment after tax revalued at 1970 prices are not available.