HC Deb 04 May 1976 vol 910 cc323-4W
Mr Rifkind

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing the proportion of houses that are owner-occupied in (a) England and Wales and (b) the rest of Europe, with separate figures for each European country, including those in Eastern Europe.

Mr. Armstrong

The following is the available information:

Estimated percentages of dwellings which were owner occupied
England and Wales 55 (1975)
Belgium 55*
Germany (Federal Republic) 34*
France 43*
Italy 53*
Netherlands 36*
Ireland 69*
Denmark 47*
Hungary 63*
Portugal 45 (1960)
Sweden 36 (1965)
*about 1970