HC Deb 18 November 1968 vol 773 c233W
Mr. John Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the progress being made in the house-building programme; and if he will make an estimate of completions in the current year.

Mr. William Ross

In the year ended 30th September, 1968, 41,975 houses were completed in Scotland, bringing the total built since October, 1964, to 151,611, compared with 115,910 in the previous four years. About 57,000 houses were under construction at the end of September. I cannot say precisely how many will be completed in the twelve months to 31st December.