§ Mr. Mackinlay
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many new houses were completed in Essex for every year since 1979, broken down by local authority district and between private, local authority and housing association ownership management.
§ Mr. Baldry
Estimates of housebuilding completions by sector for each local authority area in Essex are shown in the publications "Local Housing Statistics" and "Housebuilding in England by Local Authority Areas 1980–89".
Figures for 1979 are in table 5 of the May 1980 edition (issue No. 53) of "Local Housing Statistics". Figures for 1980 to 1984 are in "Housebuilding in England by Local Authority Areas"; tables 1.1 to 1.5. Latest figures for 1985 to 1991 and the first half of 1992 are in tables 1(a) to 1(h) of the October 1992 edition (issue No. 103) of "Local Housing Statistics". Copies of these publications are in the Library.