HC Deb 04 April 1979 vol 965 c854W
Mr. Michael Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number of units of privately rented property in the United Kingdom in (a) December 1978 and (b) the latest available date.

Mr. Armstrong

It is estimated that there were 2.9 million private rented dwellings at the end of 1978. The estimate includes dwellings rented with farms or with business premises, by virtue of employment or owned by housing associations. A later estimate is not available.