HC Deb 03 April 1980 vol 982 cc417-8W
Mr. Rowlands

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information his Department has concerning (a) the number of dwellings and percentage of the total number of dwellings within the Merthyr borough district built before 1914, (b) the number of council dwellings built under the Housing Act 1890, (c) the number of BSF council dwellings built after 1945, (d) the number of dwellings without an indoor toilet and bathroom and (e) the current number of people on the council's housing waiting list.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

(a) Separate information is not available about houses built before 1914 but details of pre-1919 housing are contained, on a county basis, in the 1976 Welsh house condition survey, a copy of which is in the Library.

(b the hon. Member may be referring to the 1894 Housing Act but information about houses built under that Act is not available.

(c) All 560 BISF houses in Merthyr were constructed after 1945.

(d) Information on a county basis is contained in the 1976 house condition survey. The borough council's HIP submission contains further information but in view of assurances given to local allocation letter, a copy of which is in the Library.