§ Mr. Pounder
asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of persons employed in the ship repairing industry78W
§ Mr. McInnes
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what were the average loan charge, and the average rent, stated in weekly terms, for a council house in England in 1951 and 1963.
§ Mr. Corfield
Figures for both years for all council houses in England could not be provided without great expense in time and labour. But information relating to houses owned by county borough councils in England is more readily available. The following figures for these houses have been calculated by dividing the aggregate debt charges—which include charges for shops and garages as well as houses—and rent income in each year by the stock of houses at the end of the year.
Average debt charges per house per week Average net rent per week s. d. s. d. 1950–51 10 5 9 10 1962–63 22 11 22 10½