§ 41. Sir J. Gilmour
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the rate of completions of local authority house building during the first six months of 1965; and what estimate he has made of the probable number of completions in the second half of the year.
§ Mr. Ross
Local authorities completed 11,094 houses in the first half of this year, and I expect that about 12,000 will be completed between July and December. These numbers reflect the very low level of approvals during the two middle quarters of 1964, and I expect the number completed in 1966 to be more satisfactory.