HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 cc517-8W
Sir Raymond Gower

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many occupiers of dwellings in England were owner-occupiers at the latest convenient date; and how this compares with the proportion of owner-occupiers in 1972 and in 1962, respectively.

Sir George Young

There are estimated to have been about 10,540,000 owner-occupied dwellings in England in December 1981, 58.3 per cent. of the whole stock. In 1961 and 1971, respectively, 43.9 per cent. and 51.9 per cent of the stock were owner-occupied.