§ Dr. Phipps
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of all housing is provided by local government in rural as opposed to urban areas in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Armstrong
Immediately prior to local government reorganisation in 1974, it was estimated that housing authorities in England and Wales provided 20 per cent. of all housing in rural districts and 31 per cent. elsewhere. Later information is not available; present local authority districts are not classified as urban or rural.