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Housing: Overcrowding

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of families living in overcrowded conditions in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (287387)

The latest estimate of the number of overcrowded households in England was published in January 2009 as part of the Survey of English Housing Preliminary Report: 2007-08 and is 565,000. This is based on the average of three years of the Survey of English Housing from 2005-06 to 2007-08. Overcrowding is defined according to the bedroom standard.