HC Deb 11 December 1984 vol 69 cc443-4W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number of housing starts by the Greater London council and each London borough in 1978–79 and each subsequent year; and what is the estimate for the current year.

Sir George Young

Figures of dwellings started for these housing authorities in each calendar year, appear in "Local Housing Statistics", copies of which are available in the Library. The relevant issues are listed below:

1978 49
1979 59
1980 57, 59–62
1981 65
1982 66
1983 70
1984* 71
* First half of 1984.

The Department has made no estimates of house building starts for the year 1984.