During a debate on housing in Wales, it was revealed that 36.8% of housing stock in Wales was built before 1919 (Op...
During a debate on housing in Wales, it was revealed that 36.8% of housing stock in Wales was built before 1919 (Opposition, 7 July, col476).
Cynog Dafis (Pl Cymru, Ceredigion and Pembroke N) contrasted this to the 'significantly' lower figure of 26.6% for England.
According to Mr Dafis, in industrial areas such as the Cynon Valley, more than half the housing stock predates 1919. Of these old properties, 9% apparently still lack or have to share a bath, shower or lavatory.
Further statistics provided by Mr Dafis show that in the south Wales valleys, the waiting period for a renovation grant is eight years in Cynon, 10 years in Merthyr and nine years in Rhondda.