HC Deb 16 February 1972 vol 831 cc94-5W
48. Mr. Boyden

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many council houses were started in the Northern Region in the last half of 1971, and how this compares with the same period of 1970, 1969 and 1968.

Mr. Amery

3,620 in comparison with 4,887, 6,285 and 6,358.

56. Mr. Allason

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now make a statement on the prospects for house building in 1972.

Mr. Amery

I believe we shall see a further advance this year over the relatively favourable figures for 1971 published recently.

Mr. Thomas Cox

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the number of council houses now under construction in each of the London boroughs.

Mr. Channon

Following are the figures for housing authorities including the Greater London Council

Dwellings under construction for housing authorities, Greater London Area—31st December,1971—
City of London 1,344
Barking 1,133
Barnet 1,954
Bexley 1,585
Brent 917
Bromley 394
Camden 1,274
Croydon 413
Ealing 414
Enfield 517
Greenwich 2,127
Hackney 2,576
Hammersmith 1,006
Haringey 875
Harrow 167
Havering 203
Hillingdon 656
Hounslow 1,984
Islington 3,559
Kensington and Chelsea 1,689
Kingston upon Thames 383
Lambeth 3,288
Lewisham 1,937
Merton 897
Newham 1,912
Redbridge 724
Richmond upon Thames 227
Southwark 3,187
Sutton 577
Tower Hamlets 3,240
Waltham Forest 704
Wandsworth 3,218
Westminster 2,108
Greater London Total 47,189

Of the dwelling in Lewisham, 92 were being built for the City of London.