HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 c431W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many departmental working parties, committees and inquiries, and other committees reporting to him have been set up since February 1974 and on what date; which of them have reported; which of them are yet to report to him; and what action he proposes to take as a result of the reports he has received.

Housing within the designated area as a whole Housing on land owned or provided by the development corporation
Rented percentage Owner-occupied percentage Rented percentage Owner-occupied percentage
CLNT 37 63 69 31
Milton Keynes 62 38 75 25
Northampton 44 56 81 19
Peterborough 52 48 80 20
Telford 57 43 89 11
Warrington 44 56 67 33

Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the proportion of rented and owner-occupied properties for each of the first and second generation new towns as reported in the latest annual return available.

Mr. Guy Barnett

At 31 March 1978 the proportions of rented and owner-occupied dwellings in the designated area of each of the second generation towns and Basildon was as follows:

Town Rented percentage Owner-occupied percentage
Basildon 72 28
Redditch 60 40
Runcorn 70 30
Skelmersdale 83 17
Washington 72 28

In the remaining first generation towns the development corporations have ceased to be housing authorities and no longer submit details of the composition of the housing stock, which were last given in my reply to the hon. Member on 17 July 1978.—[Vol. 954, c. 65–6.]