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Housing Statistics

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the numbers of houses, also expressed as a percentage of the total, in Coventry, west midlands and nationally which are (a) substandard dwellings; unfit, (b) fit but lacking one or more basic amenity, (c) non-substandard dwellings in need of renovation.

[pursuant to his reply, 12 May 1987]: Local authorities are asked for these figures in their annual housing investment programme returns; the figures are not necessarily comparable as authorities' criteria differ and they are not consistent with national estimates from the English house condition survey of 1981.The figures provided by Coventry and estimates for the west midlands and for England, including allowance for any missing returns, are as follows: