HC Deb 13 February 1990 vol 167 c178W
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.

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