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Homes (Toilets And Bathrooms)

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how many homes in the Greater Manchester region and the Oldham district are currently without the basic amenities of inside toilets or bathrooms; and how these statistics compare with those for the rest of England and Wales;(2) how many homes in the West Yorkshire region and the Kirklees district are currently without the basic amenities of inside toilets or bathrooms; and how these statistics compare with those for the rest of England and Wales.

This Department does not have precise figures, but estimates derived from the national dwelling and housing survey indicate that the position is broadly as shown in the table below. Comparable figures including Wales are not available.

Households without sole use of inside toiletHouseholds without sole use of bathroom
Per cent.Per cent.
Greater Manchester96
Oldham117
West Yorkshire76
Kirklees66
England76
Because the national dwelling and housing survey was a sample survey, the degree of confidence which can be placed in the results varies according to the size of the sample; the sample for Oldham was particularly small.