§ Mr. Straw
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 15 July to the hon. Member for Crosby (Sir M. Thornton),Official Report, column 833, if he will make a statement on the reasons for the time taken to prepare the report on the 1991 English house condition survey.
§ Sir George Young
The 1991 English house condition survey began in September last year and has involved three separate surveys—a physical inspection of 25,000 dwellings, interviews with households and a postal survey of local authorities and housing associations. Data collection for the last of these surveys will be completed this month. Results will be published just as soon as the analysis is completed.