HC Deb 14 April 1964 vol 693 cc29-30W
Mr. McBride

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what was the number of privately-built houses in

building by the four Welsh County Boroughs of Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, and Merthyr Tydfil, respectively, in 1951; what was the cost of this land purchase; and what were the comparable figures for 1963.

Sir K. Joseph

The following table shows the acreage and cost of land purchased for house-building by the County Boroughs of Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Merthyr Tydfil in 1951 and 1963.

Where no figures are given there were no purchases.

Wales in each of the years from 1951 to 1963, and the number in each year built to let for rent.

Sir K. Joseph

The following table gives the number of private houses built in Wales in each year.

I have no figures available of the number built to let, but they would be very small as most are built for owner-occupation.

Year No. of private houses built in Wales
1951 1,240
1952 1,574
1953 2,258
1954 2,644
1955 3,136
1956 3,645
1957 4,125
1958 4,174
1959 4,968
1960 6,078
1961 7,019
1962 7,501
1963 7,609