§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many housing starts there were in the first half of 1969, the first half of 1970, and in 1971 to the nearest convenient date.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
20,169 and 18,269, respectively, in the first half of 1969 and the first half of 1970.
Comprehensive figures for the early part of 1971 are not available because statistical returns for January and February were delayed by the postal dispute. Figures will be published in the Housing Return for Scotland, 31st March, 1971.