§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the number of sheltered housing places available in England and Wales, giving a breakdown by responsible housing authorities.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The most up-to-date information for England is that included in local authorities' HIP returns for 1980–81, copies of which are in the House of Commons Library. These give local authorities' estimates of numbers of sheltered dwellings and numbers of elderly persons resident at 1 April 1980. Information for Wales is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.