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Slums And Substandard Houses

Volume 827: debated on Monday 29 November 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the number of slum houses and substandard houses, respectively, in England and Wales, and in Wolverhampton.

The 1967 House Condition Sample Survey for England and Wales found that there were then 1·8 million unfit houses and 2·3 million lacking one or more of the basic amenities. For estimates for Wolverhampton I would refer the hon. Member to the local authority.