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Departmental Questionnaires

Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number of different questionnaires requiring an answer which were sent out by his Department in 1976; and how many of each sort were sent out.

According to information obtained by survey control procedures there were 52 regular and one ad hoc statistical inquiries to local authorities.In addition, there were seven

ad statistical questionnaires to members of the public and seven regular statistical inquiries to businesses. These are listed below.

A: Ad Hoc Surveys

No.

1. English House Conditions Survey9,000
2. Housing and dwelling count pilot survey2,000
3. Housing experiences of newly married couples.1,060
4. Family homelessness in London900
5. Acceptibility of small homes for first-time buyers.620
6. Household movement in three London Housing Action Areas.500
7. Housing problems of handicapped children.290

B: Regular Enquiries

No.

Frequency

1. Sample of Building Society Mortgages.2,500Monthly
2. Estate Agents350Quarterly
3. Construction Output 20,000Quarterly
4. Employment in the Construction Industry.88,000Annually
5. Orders for new construction8,300Monthly
6. Overseas construction contracts.330Annually
7.Private enterprise housing2,0004 monthly