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Housing Stock

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of the total housing stock in Great Britain is unfit to live in or in a serious state of disrepair.

Estimates derived from the English house condition survey indicate that in 1976 4·6 per cent. of the housing stock in England was unfit for human habitation, and that a further 6·2 per cent. of dwellings required substantial repairs to bring them up to a reasonable standard.