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Housing And Dwellings (Statistics)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for Scotland for 1971, 1976 and the latest available date the number of (a) unfit dwellings and (b) fit dwellings which have basic amenities; and if he will classify this data according to owner-occupation, privately rented or publicly rented occupation.

The tenure of sub-tolerable dwellings cannot be estimated reliably; it is likely that a relatively large number are vacant. In March 1979, 5,000 dwellings in the ownership of local authorities were sub-tolerable.