§ Mr. Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales, in the light of the widespread dissatisfaction in the area of Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, with regard to the compensation payments currently being558W
owned and occupied, privately rented, and publicly owned and rented sectors, respectively.
§ Mr. Alec Jones
It is estimated from the Welsh house condition survey that in 1976 163,000 dwellings in Wales were unfit or lacking in one or more of five basic amenities. This represents 16 per cent. of the total housing stock. Of the 100,200 unfit dwellings, 47.4 per cent. were owner-occupied, 2.7 per cent. were rented from local authorities or new towns, and 49.9 per cent. were of other tenures. The privately rented sector is the major component of the "other tenure" category. Of the 139,700 dwellings lacking one or more of the basic amenities—of which 77,000 are classified as unfit—52.8 per cent. were owner-occupied, 7.7 per cent. were rented from local authorities or new towns, and 39.5 per cent. were of other tenures.