HC Deb 03 March 1975 vol 887 cc336-7W
Mr. Terry Walker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance he has given to local authorities about increases in housing services for the year 1975–76.

Mr. Freeson

I would refer my hon. Friend to Circulars 74/74; 160/74; 171/74, paragraphs 42 to 44; 13/75 and 14/75; and to the Housing Rents and Subsidies Act 1975. I shall shortly be issuing a further circular to local authorities advising them on various measures to produce more houses more quickly and more cheaply.

Period Invalid tricycles Adapted cars All cars and taxis
October 1972—September 1973 5.8 1.5 2.3
October 1973—September 1974 6.4 1.7 2.1

Because of variations in the arrangements for reporting accidents the figures may not be precisely comparable. The factors responsible for the differing accident rates include differences in the characteristics of the vehicles, in the groups of drivers involved and in the patterns of use.