§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) council and (b) private houses were started in the city of Edinburgh housing authority area in 1981.
§ Mr. Rifkind
There were no local authority houses started in the city of Edinburgh district during 1981.
There were 277 housing association and 15 SSHA starts in the period. I do not at present have reliable statistics of private sector house building in Edinburgh for 1981.