HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 cc390-1W
Ms Oona King

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what definition of the terms(a) living room, (b) sitting room and (c) lounge exists in legislation. [89549]

Mr. McNulty

As regards Part X of the Housing Act 1985, which specifies the overcrowding standards, the term "living room" is used without definition to describe a room, other than a bedroom, that may be regarded as sleeping accommodation, subject to normal practice in the locality, for the purposes of determining whether a dwelling is overcrowded. The other terms mentioned by my hon. Friend are not used in Part X.

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