§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Eduction and Employment how many heads of household below retirement age and available for work have mortgages. 
§ Mr. Clappison
I have been asked to reply.
The latest estimate for England is that 7,540,000 heads of household who are below retirement age, and were either in employment or seeking and available for work, have mortgages. This estimate is from the 1994–95 survey of English housing and is subject to sampling error.