HC Deb 20 April 1972 vol 835 cc150-1W
Mr. Tebbit

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities received loan sanction to build new houses by direct labour in 1971; how many schemes were involved; what was the total value of the work involved, and the number of houses; and what were the equivalent figures for 1970.

Mr. Eyre

The information is as follows:

1970 1971*
Number of authorities 54 57
Number of schemes 105 124
Number of houses involved 6,149 11,096
Total gross tender price £22,973,885 £41,595,807
* Provisional figures.

Mr. Tebbit

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will indicate briefly in each case the reasons why he granted loan sanction for 14 local authority house building schemes to be built by direct labour in 1971, naming the local authority concerned and the scheme involved.

Authority Dwellings approved
Consett Urban District 108
Felling Urban District 12
Chester-le-Street Rural District 10
Easington Rural District 3
Aycliffe New Town 222
Manchester County Borough 45
Manchester County Borough 184
Oldham Country borough 4
Newton-le-Willows Urban District 2
Bury St. Edmunds Borough 28
Colchester Borough 100
Shipley Urban District 29
Pewsey Rural District 5
Pewsey Rural District 4
Stoke-on-Trent County Borough 41
Aldridge and Brownhills Urban District 18
16 schemes, 14 authorities 815
* Details not available.