HC Deb 13 November 1981 vol 12 c207W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of private housing stock in Liverpool has been estimated to be unfit or unsatisfactory; and how long he considers it will take for these houses to be improved.

Sir George Young

The city council's housing investment programme submission for 1982–83 indicates that on 1 April 1981 23.4 per cent. of the private housing stock in Liverpool was esimated to be unfit, fit but lacking basic amenities, or otherwise in need of renovation. It is for the city council to deploy resources to secure improvements in conjunction with private investment and housing associations. The length of time this will take therefore depends on local decisions.