§ Mr. E. Rowlands
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what percentage of new construction work in England and Wales in 1966 was on shopping developments; and how this percentage compares with the years 1960 to 1965 respectively.
§ Mr. Mellish
The proportion of new orders for shopping developments received by contractors to the total value of orders placed in 1966 was 3.1 per cent. Figures of new orders for shopping developments received by contractors have only been collected since 1964. The equivalent figures for 1964 and 1965 are 3.8 per cent. and 3.9 per cent., respectively.