§ Mrs. Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how he is getting on with his consultations with local authorities and others on measures to bring under-used, empty and short-life dwellings into occupation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Freeson
My Department has already had useful discussions with a number of individual local authorities, housing associations, and other organisations about the measures I outlined in my reply of 25th February to my hon. Friend. We have now put to the local authority associations and other representative bodies concerned a range of measures, of an administrative and managerial nature, designed to secure more effective use of the existing housing stock. We have
1974 4th Quarter 1975 1st Quarter Percentage change £ million £ million Income from employment … 14,439 15,510 +7.4 Total personal income before tax … 20,478 21,430 +4.6 Total personal disposable income … 15,892 16,495 +3.8 Personal disposable income revalued at 1970 prices … 10,496 10,370 -1.1 Source: Tables B and E of the Central Statistical Office press notice issued on 10th July 1975. Notes: All estimates shown are in seasonally adjusted form. Estimates of income from employment after tax revalued at 1970 prices are not available.