§ Mr. Stuart Holland
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the share respectively of (a) public direct labour schemes and (b) private contractors' schemes in local authority house-building for the years 1985 and 1986, respectively, in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Greater London.
§ Mr. Tracey
[pursuant to his reply, Friday 20 March 1987]: The numbers of local authority new build housing schemes, based on returns made to the Department by local authorities of tenders accepted, are as follows:
(i) England and Wales (ii) Greater London 1985 1986 1985 1986 (a) Public direct labour schemes 37 35 4 3 (b) Private contractors' schemes 541 515 39 23