§ Mr. Armstrong
Estimates from the data provided by the 1966 census suggest that in Great Britain dwellings either rented together with a farm or business or held by virtue of employment amounted to some 940,000, or about 5 per cent. of all dwellings. No comparable later figures are available, though the general household survey for 1972 suggested that the percentage of dwellings in this category had not altered substantially.
§ Mr. Cyril Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to abolish all tied accommodation, including parsonages.
§ Mr. Crosland
No. The Government's consultative document on the abolition of the tied cottage system in agriculture distinguished agricultural from other tied housing.