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Unfit Housing

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of dwellings in each English region and the Bishop Auckland constituency are considered to be unfit.

According to local authorities' own estimates given in their 1982 housing investment programme returns, the proportions of unfit dwellings in each of the Department of the Environment regions at 1 April 1982. were as follows:

RegionNumber of unfit dwellings as percentage of total
Northern (excluding Cumbria)1·1
Yorkshire and Humberside3·1
East Midlands2·3
Greater London7·9
South Eastern1·6
South West1·7
West Midlands3·6
North West (including Cumbria)2·8
Estimates, from the 1981 house condition survey, of unfit dwellings in England divided into three groups of regions will be published next month.The Department does not collect data on a parliamentary constituency basis, but individual authorities' returns are available in the Library.