HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c281W
Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the prospects of an upturn in house building activity in the outer London boroughs.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

In the public Sector it is for individual authorities to decide the amount of their capital resources to use for new buildings. The number of starts in the private sector will depend on assessments by the housebuilders of the number of houses they can build and sell.