HC Deb 05 December 1973 vol 865 cc382-3W
33. Mr. Carter

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many houses were built in 1938 ; and how this compares with the figure for 1972.

Mr. Channon

About 370,000 in Great Britain in 1938 and 319,000 in 1972. In addition, 368,000 improvement grants were approved in 1972. There was none in 1938, except for a small number for agricultural holdings.