HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 cc529-30W
Mrs. Clwyd

asked the Secretary of State for Wales to what factors he attributes the fall in the level of house prices in Wales compared with the rest of the United Kingdom in the last year.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

No meaningful conclusion can be drawn from the fact that average Welsh house prices rose more slowly in 1984 than in United Kingdom as a whole. The most recent Building Societies Association Bulletin explains that, although over time Welsh prices move in line with the United Kingdom average, the pattern year by year is different.