HL Deb 17 December 1981 vol 426 c387WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What research has been initiated into the correlations and connections between bad housing and urban crime and rioting.

Lord Belstead

The relationship between crime and the environment, including housing, has been the subject of much research. The precise effect of sub-standard housing, whether public or private, on crime and civil disorder is difficult to discern. A conference convened last year by the Home Office, in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, considered aspects of this subject, and the proceedings will be made available shortly.