HC Deb 19 February 1992 vol 204 c200W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number of short assured tenancies for the year 1991.

Mr. Yeo

The numbers of assured shorthold tenancies can only be estimated from survey evidence. The Office of Population Censuses and Surveys 1990 private renters survey estimated that there was a total of 136,000 assured shorthold tenancies in mid-1990. This is the most recent figure available.