§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information his Department holds on the percentage of elderly households in Wales that have central heating where these households are with two adults, one or both aged 60 years or over and for households of one person aged 60 years or over.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
It is estimated from the Welsh house condition survey that, in 1981, the percentage of single pensioner households and two-person households with at least one pensioner, which had full or partial central heating were 42.0 per cent. and 48.5 per cent. respectively. The 1986 Welsh inter-censal and house condition surveys will provide more up-to-date information on house conditions.