§ Mr. George
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of the total substandard housing stock is in the public sector in (a) Walsall, (b) metropolitan districts in the West Midlands, (c) London boroughs, (d) England and Wales and (e) the average for metropolitan districts in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Armstrong
It is estimated from the 1976 English and Welsh House Condition Surveys that about 17 per cent. of the total stock of dwellings in England and Wales that are either unfit or fit but lacking one or more of the five basic amenities are owned by local authorities or new town development corporations.
The national house condition surveys were designed to provide national and broad regional estimates: corresponding information for individual authorities is not held centrally by this department.