HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 cc377-8W
Mr. Rossi

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by what percentage there has been a drop in housing orders in (a) the public and (b) the private sectors over the past six months.

Mr. Freeson

There has been no drop in housing orders in the six months period ending December 1975 compared with the first six months of 1975. On the contrary, new housing orders in July to December 1975 in the public sector were provisionally estimated to be 5 per cent. higher and in the private sector 9 per cent. higher than in the previous six months.