HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c147W
24. Mr. Roy Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the number of houses in England which are unfit for human habitation. [17929]

Mr. Robert B. Jones

According to the statutory definition, in 1991 there were 1.5 million such dwellings. Half these are unfit on only one item and we estimate that one third of the properties could be made fit for less than £500.