§ Mr. Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list by type, numbers and local authority area, the number of homes currently designated by the Housing Defects Act; and which other types of homes are currently being considered for designation under the Act.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Information on the distribution, by local authority, of prefabricated reinforced concrete dwellings designed before 1960, designated under the housing defects legislation, was obtained in 1983 and updated in July 1986 to include Smith houses. Copies of this material are in the Library. We are assembling378W
updated information from local authorities on the numbers of designated types (including Boswell). I shall arrange for this to be placed in the Library and a copy sent to the hon. Member when it is available. I have received a representation from the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Wareing) concerning the designation of Truscon RD27 houses in Liverpool; we hope to be able to give a decision shortly.