HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c230W
Mr. Gwynoro Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales, how many houses were built in each quarter of 1970; and if he will break down the figures into local authority and private built.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The figures are as follows:

1970 Public Sector Public Sector Total
1st quarter 1,785 1,832 3,617
2nd quarter 1,749 1,927 3,676
3rd quarter 1,697 2,453 4,150
4th quarter 1,594 2,436 4,030
Totals 6,825 8,648 15,473

Mr. George Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what target he has set for housebuilding in Wales during 1971, 1972, and 1973, respectively.

Mr. Peter Thomas

I have not set targets and do not intend to do so. I have every confidence that local authorities and private builders alike will carefully assess local need and build to meet it.