§ Mr. Andrew Welsh
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many housing condition surveys have been completed in England and Wales since 1970; what has been the cost of each at 1988 prices; and when he expects the next survey to be carried out.
§ Mrs. Roe
Four house condition surveys have been completed in England since 1970, but the sizes of sample and other arrangements have differed considerably in successive surveys. The extra-mural expenditure incurred in each survey was, at 1988 prices:
£ 1971 120,000 1976 431,000 1981 468,000 1986 1,533,000
We plan to hold the next English house condition survey in 1991. House condition surveys in Wales are a matter for my right hon. friend the Secretary of State for Wales.