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Housing (Occupancy Rates)

Volume 893: debated on Wednesday 11 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what studies have been undertaken by his Department to compare the occupancy levels of private and public sector housing with other countries.

Information about occupancy rates is available in national censuses. Detailed comparative studies are not justified, since housing conditions vary in different countries and density of occupation is only one factor in assessing whether accommodation is satisfactory.