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Systems-Built Homes (Defects)

Volume 87: debated on Tuesday 26 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many systems-built homes have been found to be defective; how many have been demolished; and how many remain in an unsatisfactory condition, in Yorkshire and Humberside.

According to the responses by local authorities to the Department's stock condition inquiry earlier this year, there are 80,572 local authority owned non-traditional dwellings in Yorkshire and Humberside. On the basis of responses from local authorities which were able to make estimates, approximately 67 per cent. required work of a structural nature at 1 April 1985. The Department has no similar estimates of non-traditional dwellings in the rest of the public sector and in the private sector, but HIP forms submitted by local authorities this year show that there are at least 2,639 prefabricated reinforced concrete dwellings in Yorkshire and Humberside in the rest of the public sector and in the private sector. The Department has no estimate of the number of these dwellings that require structural work. The Department does not collect information on the numbers of non-traditional dwellings that are demolished.