§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his most recent estimate of the number of council-owned homes officially regarded as difficult to let in the Greater London area and in each of the metropolitan counties.
§ Sir George Young
The estimates for 1 April 1983 included in the authorities' housing investment programme returns are as follows:
Estimate Tyne and Wear 14,036 South Yorkshire 13,401 West Yorkshire 11,784 West Midlands 42,705 Greater Manchester 29,331 Merseyside 27,097 Greater London 108,672