HC Deb 30 January 1986 vol 90 c605W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest estimate known to his Department of the cost of making good structural defects in local authority flats.

Mr. John Patten

The Department's recent inquiry into the condition of the local authority housing stock in England showed that local authorities estimated that the flats they owned required expenditure of £613 million on structural repairs (that is to foundations and to load-bearing walls, frames, floors and roofs).