HC Deb 03 February 1971 vol 810 c1642
2. Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many houses have so far been sold by the development corporations in the Scottish new towns.

Mr. Younger

1,024, up to the end of 1970.

Earl of Dalkeith

I thank my hon. Friend for those figures, which seem to show a substantial demand for home ownership. Can he tell us how many of those houses were sold under the present Government and how many during the term of office of the previous Labour Government?

Mr. Younger

I thank my hon. Friend. I am afraid that I cannot give him the detailed figures for the period of the previous Government, but a considerable number of this total were sold during their period in office.