HC Deb 16 December 1980 vol 996 cc157-8W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many new houses are likely to be completed or started during 1980; and how this compares with the average for the previous decade.

Mr. Stanley

The latest figures available for England for 1980 are for the period January to October 1980 and are as follows:

All public sector 39,500
Private sector 73,000
Total 112,500
All public sector 75,000
Private sector 90,000
Total 165,000

Full information on starts and completions in the years 1970–1979 are given in Housing and Construction Statistics 1969–1979, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.

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