§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list for each housing authority the estimated cost of repairs referred to in his Department's recent report on local authority housing stock; and if he will place the full submission from each authority in the Library.
§ Mr. John Patten
The Department's inquiry was undertaken with the primary objective of obtaining a picture at the national level of the condition of the local authority housing stock; the returns were completed and analysed with that in mind. We are now considering, in consultation with the local authority associations, what further information might appropriately be released, beyond that already given in the stock condition inquiry report.