HC Deb 27 June 1978 vol 952 c521W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much money was made available to Welsh borrowers from building societies during the last year; what were the corresponding figures for the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alec Jones

It is estimated from a 5 per cent. survey of building mortgages that in 1977 building societies made about £223 million available to Welsh borrowers.

Corresponding figures since 1969—which is the first full year in which this information was collected—are

£ million
1969 49
1970 68
1971 81
1972 108
1973 128
1974 97
1975 168
1976 207

I am gratified to note that there has been a substantial increase over the years in the money made available in Wales by building societies.