HL Deb 16 October 1986 vol 480 cc1017-8WA
Lord Blease

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish in the Official Report the actual (or estimated) number of privately rented dwellings in Northern Ireland in each of the following years–1961, 1971, 1981 and the latest available figure; - and what the relevant percentage of these figures is of the total Northern Ireland housing stock; also the levels of disrepair and unfitness, respectively, in the private rented sector under (a) regulated tenancies and (b) restricted tenancies.

Lord Lyell

The information requested is as follows:

Year Estimated Number of Privately Rented Dwellings Percentage of total Housing Stock
1961 127,100 34.5
1971 79,700 18.7
1981 38,000 7.6
1985 25,000 4.8

Information on levels of disrepair and unfitness is collected for the private rented sector as a whole and it is not possible to disaggregate it for regulated and restricted tenancies. The information is only available for the years shown below.

Year Disrepair Dwellings requiring repairs costing over £2,500 at 1984 prices). Percentage of total Private Rental Sector Unfitness Percentage of total Private Rental Sector
1974 Not available 45.3
1979 61.6 33.3
1984 61.1 31.5