HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c160W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list for each county council, and for Wales, the latest indicators of poor housing conditions, and comparable figures for the United Kingdom. [8220]

Mr. Win Griffiths

The latest Welsh House Condition Survey was conducted in 1993. From this, it is estimated that 151,200 occupied first homes, 13.4 per cent. of the total, in Wales were unfit. Information on individual local authority areas is not available from this survey. A further house condition survey, which will provide results for local authority areas, is underway. Information from this survey will be available in 1998. Comparable figures for the United Kingdom are not available because of differences in the timing and detail of the surveys. However, the 1991 English House Condition Survey identified 7.6 per cent. of all dwellings in England as being unfit. The Northern Ireland 1991 survey identified 8.8 per cent. of dwellings as unfit. In Scotland in 1991, 4.7 per cent. of the stock was assessed as being Below Tolerable Standard.

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