§ 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.