§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list, for each of those years from 1945 to the present for which information is available, the estimated proportion of the United Kingdom's housing stock which was (a) in the private rented sector, (b) in home ownership and (c) in local authority, new town and housing association ownership.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The information is as follows:
STOCK OF DWELLINGS BY TENURE UNITED KINGDOM Private rented and other tenures* Owner-occupied Per cent. Rented from local authorities new towns and housing associations 1951 52 29 19 1961 29 43 28 1966 24 47 29 1971 18 50 32 1977 13 54 34 * Includes dwellings rented with farms or business premises and those occupied by virtue of employment.
Source: 1951–71—Census of Population; 1977 the National Dwelling and Housing Survey for England and independent estimates for other countries.