HC Deb 20 December 1982 vol 34 cc374-5W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many houses are owned by public sector bodies; and what percentage this represents of the total housing stock.

Sir George Young

Local housing authorities, new towns and housing associations are estimated to have owned, at December 1981, approximately 5.6 million dwellings in England, representing 31 per cent. of the total housing stock. An estimate is not available for the whole public sector including dwellings owned by Government Departments and county councils.