HC Deb 23 November 1983 vol 49 c217W
65. Mr. Winnick

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many council dwellings were started (a) in the four years up to May 1979, and (b) in the four years since May 1979; and what precentage decrease there has been.

Sir George Young

From May 1979 to April 1983, 123,000 local authority dwellings were started in England, compared with 348,000 in the four years to April 1979. The difference is 65 per cent.