HC Deb 23 March 1987 vol 113 c66W
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