§ Mr. Straw
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what information he collects as to the numbers registered on local authority housing waiting lists; and what other evidence he collects as indicators of housing need;
(2) how many persons were registered on local authority housing waiting, lists in England at the latest available date; what proportion of the total was applications for transfer from an existing local authority dwelling; and what were the corresponding figures for each of the past five years;
(3) what estimate he makes, on a continuation of present policies, of the numbers on local authority housing waiting lists, excluding transfers, by the end of 1982 and the end of 1984;
(4) what estimate he makes of the average waiting time of applicants on local authority housing waiting lists, excluding transfer applications, in each of the years 1975 to 1981 and in 1982 and 1984.