HC Deb 03 December 1951 vol 494 cc199-200W
Mr. K. Thompson

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will state the number of houses built during the six years before the last war; and during the six years after the last war.

31 Mr. H. Macmillan

The number of houses built in England and Wales in the periods mentioned were:

(1) 1st October, 1933, toth September, 1939

By local authorities 400,211
By private builders and housing associations 1,530,239
Total 1,930,450

(2) 1st April, 1945, tost March, 1951 Permanent:

By local authorities 592,916
By private builders 157,029
By housing associations 5,923
By Government Departments 13,450
Temporary 124,970
Total 894,288