HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 cc329-30W
35. Mr. Winnick

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many starts to council houses and flats there were (a) in the four years prior to May 1979 and (b) from May 1979 to the latest available date; and what is the percentage difference between the two sets of figures.

Sir George Young

From May 1979 to February 1983, 117,000 local authority dwellings were started in England. In the four years to April 1979, 348,000 were started. The difference is 66 per cent., but the periods are not of identical length.

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