HC Deb 18 May 1965 vol 712 c197W
37. Mr. Galbraith

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how the number of local authority houses built is related to the space provided on which garages are being or may be constructed; how this proportion compares with what it was in 1960; and what it is expected to be in 1970.

Mr. Mellish

31 per cent. of dwellings in tenders approved in England and Wales in 1964 were designed with garages, and 28 per cent with either carports or hardstandings. Detailed figures for earlier years are not available. By 1970 my right hon. Friend would expect most estates to be planned on the basis of one car per dewelling with some provision for visitors, as recommended in the Report "Homes for Today and Tomorrow".