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Houses (New Occupation)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of council tenants moved to new houses in new localities (a) provided by local authorities and (b) as owner-occupiers or tenants of privately rented accommodation, in each year since 1963.

Estimates from a sample survey in England and Wales suggest that during 1971 ½ per cent. of council tenants moved to another council dwelling more than half an hour distant by their usual means of travel, and another ½ per cent. moved a similar distance to privately owned housing. Information for other years is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of tenants of privately-rented accommodation moved to new houses in new localities, in each year since 1963.

An estimate from a sample survey in England and Wales suggests that during 1971, 2½ per cent. of tenants of private accommodation moved to other accommodation more than half an hour distant by their usual means of travel. Information for other years is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of owner-occupiers moved to new houses in new localities in each year since 1963.

An estimate from a sample survey in England and Wales suggests that during 1971, 1½ per cent. of owner occupiers moved to other accommodation more than half an hour distant by their usual means of travel. Information for other years is not available.