HC Deb 24 March 1970 vol 798 c357W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will list in the OFFICIAL REPORT the total amounts advanced by way of mortgage for private house purchases in each financial year from 1960–61 to 1969–70, estimated, by Sheffield County Borough, and the number of individual mortgages made available in each of these years.

Mr. Freeson

The figures for the period 1967–69 to February, 1970, are as follows:

Amount advanced Number of dwellings
1967–68 359,500 410
1968–69 469,016 455
1969—February, 1970 266,354 227

I regret that it is not possible, without disproportionately heavy expenditure, to extract from the records the figures for the early years of the period.