§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many of the houses classed as second homes or holiday homes in Wales are unfit or are lacking one or more of the basic amenities; and what are the corresponding statistics for each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
It was estimated in the 1981 census that there were about 23,000 second and holiday homes in Wales. The results of the 1979 Welsh housing and dwelling survey suggested that about one sixth of second and holiday homes in Wales were unfit. The proportion lacking one or more of the basic amenities is not known. No relevant statistics are yet available for years since 1979.