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Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 18th July 2001.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Regent's Park and Kensington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will estimate, for each region in England the percentage of households (a) with at least 1.5 rooms per person, (b) occupying properties consistent with the bedroom standard and (c) occupying properties at least one room below the bedroom standard (i) as owner occupiers, (ii) as council tenants and (iii) as RSL tenants.

Photo of Sally Keeble Sally Keeble Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

The information requested is shown in the following table.

England 1997–98 to 1999–2000
Percentage
(a) (b) (c)
Tenure and Government office region At least 1.5 rooms per person At bedroom standard Above bedroom standard All at or above bedroom standard Below bedroom standard
(i) Owner occupiers
North East 88 17 82 99 1
North West 88 17 82 98 2
Yorkshire and the Humber 88 16 83 99 1
East Midlands 90 14 85 99 1
West Midlands 88 16 83 98 2
East 89 16 82 99 1
London 86 24 74 97 3
South East 89 16 83 99 1
South West 90 15 84 99 1
England 88 17 82 99 1
(ii) Council tenants
North East 82 44 53 97 3
North West 81 48 48 96 4
Yorkshire and the Humber 79 45 51 96 4
East Midlands 83 47 51 97 3
West Midlands 80 47 49 95 5
East 80 51 46 97 3
London 70 57 32 88 12
South East 75 56 39 96 4
South West 75 52 43 95 5
England 78 50 45 95 5
(iii) RSL tenants
North East 86 53 46 99 1
North West 80 61 36 97 3
Yorkshire and the Humber 82 65 33 98 2
East Midlands 79 61 35 96 4
West Midlands 82 59 38 96 4
East 78 60 37 97 3
London 71 71 22 93 7
South East 69 66 30 96 4
South West 72 66 32 98 2
England 76 64 32 96 4

Source:

DTLR Survey of English Housing. Average for financial years 1997–98 to 1999–2000

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