§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will publish a table showing the average income of first time house buyers and average prices of houses in Wales in 1989–90;
(2) what is the average new mortgage in 1989–90 in Wales:
(3) what is the average outstanding mortgage in 1989–90 in Wales.
§ Mr. Grist
[holding answer 9 February 1990]: The available information for Wales relating to building society borrowers only for the first six months of the financial year 1989–80 is given in the following table:
First time purchases April—September 1989 all Purchases Average recorded income of borrowers1 Average house price Average new mortgage Average house price £ £ £ £ 13,291 33,209 30,026 45,615 1 Different building societies have different conventions for recording the income of borrowers.