HC Deb 09 July 1990 vol 176 c18W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will state(a) the average percentage rises in house prices, by region, annually in the last 10 years and (b) the current average house price for each region.

Mr. Chope

Dwelling price indices showing the annual change in the prices of houses and flats bought with building society mortgages, and adjusted to take account of the mix of dwellings sold, for the years 1978 to 1988 are in the latest annual volume of "Housing and Construction Statistics—Great Britain" (Table 10.8), a copy of which is in the Library. The corresponding indices for 1989 and the average dwelling prices for the same year are as follows:

Index 1985=100 Price1 £s
North 170 37,374
Yorkshire and Humberside 194 41,817
East Midlands 207 49,421
East Anglia 221 64,610
Greater London 203 82,383
South East (excluding Greater London) 216 81,635
South West 219 67,004
West Midlands 219 49,815
North West 184 42,126
England 207 58,458
Wales 193 42,981
Scotland 144 35,394
Northern Ireland 124 30,280
United Kingdom 202 54,846
1 These are simple average prices of dwellings purchased with building society mortgages, not adjusted for the mix of dwellings. Figures for earlier years are in table 10.11 of the publication referred to.