§ Sir George Young
Local authorities report in their annual housing investment programme returns the numbers of dwellings in their areas which at 1 April were unfit and/or lacking basic amenities. The numbers reported for 1979 and 1984 were as follows:
thousands 1979 1984 Humberside 33 21 North Yorkshire 23 10 South Yorkshire 75 37 West Yorkshire 119 44 Yorks & Humberside region 250 122
In 1984, Leeds did not include an estimate of the number of its own dwellings which were unfit and Harrogate gave no estimates of sub-standard private housing. In both 1979 and 1984 a few returns did not include estimates of sub-standard housing association or other public sector sub-standard dwellings.