HC Deb 04 December 1981 vol 14 c242W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his assessment of the extent to which housing in Wales is overcrowded.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

There is no universally accepted definition of overcrowding, but a commonly accepted standard is that of households living at a density of more than one and a half persons per room. It is estimated that about ¼ per cent. of households in Wales fall into this category.