§ 65. Mr. Rippon
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will give figures showing the average time taken to complete a house in the private sector and the public sector, respectively, in 1965 compared with 1964, and the latest estimate of the respective periods.
§ Mr. Crossman
For England and Wales the figures for the private sector were 9.6 months at the end of 1964, 11.5 months at the end of 1965 and 12.0 months at the end of March, 1966.
The corresponding figures for the public sector were 12.8, 13.2 and 12.8 months.
The figures for the public sector relate to houses only but in the private sector include flats.