HC Deb 23 June 1977 vol 933 c591W
Mr. Ronald Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it a practice to collect statistics relating to the number of people on local authority housing waiting lists.

Mr. Armstrong

My right hon. Friend has no plans at present to do so. The value of such data is open to question in view of the different practices at present adopted by local authorities in compiling and reviewing their housing lists.