HC Deb 20 May 1975 vol 892 c330W
Mr. Michael Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will set out in tabular form the results of his Department's sample inquiry of builders' expectations of private housing starts for each of the last 10 years; and what was the actual outturn of private starts in each year.

Mr. Kaufman

Following are estimates from the inquiries made in or around April of each year and the outturn of starts:

Netherlands 0.54 per cent.
United Kingdom 0.34 per cent.
Luxembourg Not Available
Ireland Not Available

The 1974 figures should be available early next month. As I told my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South (Mr. Ashley) on 19th May, the United Kingdom figure for 1974 was 0.38 per cent.