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Private Property (Lettings)

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many properties were privately let in each year since 1974.

The only recent years for which there is firm information on the number of dwellings in the private rented sector in England are 1971 and 1977: in 1971 there were just over 3 million dwellings in the sector and by 1977 the figure had fallen to 2ยท2 million.