§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what is his estimate of the number of public sector houses and flats that will be completed in Wales in the current year; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what is his estimate of the number of private houses and flats that will be completed in the current year; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
I cannot make firm estimates, because within the single block housing investment allocation it will be for individual local authorities in Wales to decide what resources to use for new house building in 1980. However, for comparison purposes, in the first quarter of this year, 1,029 dwellings were completed and 932 started in the public sector in Wales, compared with 946 dwellings completed and 1,073 started in the first quarter of last year. In the full year 1979, 4,351 dwellings were completed.
Year ended 31 March New Planting Re-Stocking Hectares Total 1976 408 112 520 1977 723 125 848 1978 591 36 627 1979 591 90 681