§ Mr. Richard Shepherd
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to remove the discretion of local authorities to charge rates on empty factory premises.
Dwellings for the elderly with warden: England Local authorities and new towns: Tenders approved Public sector* No. Per cent, change Started No. Completed No. 1979 4,405 -22 N/A N/A 1980 2,735 -38 2,429 (2nd half) 5,710 (2nd half) 1981 N/A N/A 4,543 7,636 1982—for 1st 9 months N/A N/A 4,660 (p) 3,784 (p) Footnotes: * Local authorities, new towns and housing associations. (p) provisional.
No figures are available for sheltered accommodation provided through adaptation of existing dwellings.