HC Deb 27 July 1976 vol 916 c170W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the total number of families in England and Wales who are living in overcrowded conditions.

Mr. Armstrong

Figures on statutory overcrowding as defined in Part IV of the Housing Act 1957 are not available. In the 1971 Census 1.4 per cent. of private households in England and Wales were living at a density of over 1.5 persons per room; these households contained 2.9 per cent. of all persons in private households.