§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what was the level of tender approvals for local authority new buildings in Wales in the years 1974 and 1975; and what is the projected level for 1976 and 1977;
(2) what is the projected monthly tender acceptance rate of his Department for new house building by local authorities for the remainder of 1976–77; and what will be his annual tender acceptance rate for 1977–78.
§ Mr. Alec Jones
Tender approvals for new dwellings by local authorities in Wales were: 1974, 7,226; 1975, 8.064. Under the new proposals for financial control of new house building, local authorities will not be required to obtain individual tender approvals, and no projections can therefore be made for future years.