HC Deb 24 May 1972 vol 837 c370W
41. Mr. John Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will cause the Scottish Development Department to institute an immediate study of the problem of rapidly rising house and land prices in Scotland.

Mr. Younger

My right hon. Friend is proceeding as outlined in the statement he made in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Perth and East Perthshire (Mr. MacArthur) on 27th April.—[Vol. 835, c.361–2.]

Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the average annual increase in the prices of new private houses in each of the last five years.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The annual percentage increases over the previous year for the years 1967 to 1971 have been as follows:

1966–67 7
1967–68 2
1968–69 4
1969–70 11
1970–71 4