§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest assessment of homes which require demolition because of disrepair. 
§ Mr. Robert B. Jones
The 1991 English house condition survey found 584,000 dwellings that were unfit due to disrepair. The extent of this disrepair varies considerably and decision as to whether demolition is the most satisfactory course of action is for the local authority concerned in each case.