HC Deb 17 February 1971 vol 811 c444W
85. Mr. John Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by what percentage output in the construction industry fell in 1969 compared with 1968; what are the equivalent figures for the first half of 1970; and to what he attributes the decline.

Mr. Amery

Output fell by 2½ per cent. in 1969 and by 5 per cent. between the first half of 1969 and the first half of 1970. This is largely attributable to the low level of housing output.