§ Mr. Dan Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many houses were built in Northampton, Wolverton, Newport Pagnell, Banbury, Brackley, Buckingham, Bletchley, Wolverton, and Milton Keynes from the period 1945 up to the present date.
§ Mr. Armstrong
In the period 1st April 1945 to 30th September 1975 approximately 46,500 dwellings were completed in the areas of the present Milton Keynes and Northampton districts, including housing built for the new towns. Before local government reorganisation, these areas comprised the urban districts of Wolverton, Newport Pagnell and Bletchley and the rural district of Newport Pagnell, Northampton county borough and part of Northampton rural district. Up to 31st March 1974, 8,700 dwellings were completed in the boroughs of Banbury, Brackley and Buckingham. Since reorganisation figures are available only for the much larger districts of Cherwell, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale, in which there have been 1,215, 448 and 852 completions, respectively.