§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will state the number of council and privately built houses on which building started in the first half of 1962 and 1961, and the estimated number for 1963.
§ Sir K. Joseph
53,434 council houses and 88,250 private houses were started in the first half of this year. The figures for 1961 were 51,295 council houses and 95,846 private houses. Houses built by new town corporations are included as council houses. I can make no estimate for next year.