HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 cc414-5W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the number of private housebuilding starts for 1987, 1988 and 1989; what is the predicted start number for 1990; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Grist

Private housebuilding starts in Wales were:

1987 8,741
1988 10,892

Figures are not yet available for 1989 as the year has not yet ended but 8,084 were started in the first nine months. Forecasts for 1990 are a matter for the private housebuilding industry.

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