§ Mr. Webb
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate is provided by his Department's Family Resources Survey of the number and proportion of(a) local authority tenants, (b) other social tenants, (c) private renters and (d) owner occupiers who are families with dependent children. 
§ Angela Eagle
The information is in the table.
Number and proportion of households with families and dependant children, by tenure type Tenure type Number Percentage Local authority tenants 1,250,000 28 Other social tenants 330,000 30 Private renters 410,000 21 Owner occupiers 3,940,000 25
1. "Local authority tenants" were defined as those households where the landlord was either a local authority/council, a New Town development or Scottish Homes and where the property did not go with the job of anyone in the household. "Other social tenants" was defined as those households where the landlord was either a Housing Association, a co-operative or a charitable trust and where the property did not go with the job of anyone in the household. "Private renters" were defined as those households where the landlord was an employer, friend or relative of a household member, or another private landlord or organisation. "Owner occupiers" were identified as those households that were either owned outright, being bought with the help of a mortgage or loan, or were part rented and part mortgaged.
2. "Households with families and dependant children" were defined as those households where there was at least one couple or lone parent with at least one dependant child. Pensioner couples with any dependant children were also included in this definition.
3. Absolute values are rounded to the nearest ten thousand. Percentages are rounded to the nearest integer.
4. Estimates are subject to sampling error and to variability in non-response.
1996–97 Family Resources Survey (GB).254W