HC Deb 07 July 1987 vol 119 c136W
Mr. Boateng

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what research his Department has carried out on the level of commitment on the part of (a) council tenants, (b) owner-occupiers and (c) private tenants to their property and as to how such a commitment is reflected in the physical condition of their property.

Mr. Waldegrave

Information on the physical condition of housing, occupants' views about their housing and their intended action come from the "English house condition survey". This is a quinquennial survey conducted by the Department of the Environment.

The 1981 survey showed the following breakdown of physical condition by tenure.

Action intended Owner occupiers Private tenants LA and HA tenants
Already arranged to get it done 11 4 9
Have/will approach landlord 29 41
All households 100 100 100