§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the rate of house building per head of population for England for each of the last 10 years.
§ Sir George Young
The number of dwellings completed per 1,000 population in England in 1980 was 4.4. Corresponding figures for 1971 to 1979 are in table 77 of "Housing and Construction Statistics: 1970–80", a copy of which will be placed in the Library on Monday.