§ 27. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will give the percentage rise in cost of local authority house building since 1951, taking that year as being equal to 100; why, in view of the rise in the cost of houses and house building since 1951, the expenditure by local authorities on house building has fallen by 15 per cent. from 1951–60; when he expects to get the figure for 1961; and what action he proposes to take to reverse this trend.
Provisional figures for 1961–62 should be available by June this year. For the rest I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to his Questions on 27th February.