HC Deb 24 January 1969 vol 776 cc195-6W
Mrs. Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many houses were started and completed in Scotland during 1968; and what was the net increase in the Scottish housing stock.

Mr. Ross

Forty-four thousand four hundred and sixty houses were started and 41,985 completed in 1968. Both of these are record figures. The net increase in the housing stock cannot be assessed until the number of houses demolished or closed during the year becomes available.