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Unfit Housing

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 12 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many classified unfit houses there are still waiting to be cleared in Scotland, Wales and each of the eight English regions served by an economic planning council to the latest available date.

From the House Condition Survey of England and Wales, the numbers of unfit dwellings in 1971 were estimated to be:

Northern, Yorkshire & Humberside and North West540,000
South East231,000
East Midlands, East Anglian, South West, West Midlands and Wales473,000
From a similar survey in 1973 it was estimated that there were then 147,000
AuthoritiesInitial Need Element GrantDomestic Element
1974–751975–761974–751975–76
£m.£m.£m.£m.
Cheshire CC31·146·8
Chester1·01·5
Congleton0·60·9
Crewe0·81·1
Ellesmere Port0·71·0
Halton0·71·0
Macclesfield1·62·2
Vale Royal0·91·2
Warrington1·21·7
Greater Manchester1·8
Bolton10·915·91·82·6
Bury5·08·01·42·0
Manchester40·045·13·64·9
Oldham7·812·41·42·0
Rochdale7·112·51·31·8
Salford11·518·32·02·7
Stockport10·215·72·84·0
Tameside6·912·41·52·1
Trafford7·313·22·33·2
Wigan10·517·42·02·9
It is not possible to show comparisons for resources element as the 1975–76 figures will depend on the rate poundages to be levied by authorities.