HC Deb 29 June 1984 vol 62 c551W
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:

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