§ 20. Mr. Chisholm
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many council houses and how many housing association houses were built in 1979 and in the latest year for which figures are available.
§ Sir George Young
The Department's latest estimates show that housing associations completed 23,400 dwellings in Great Britain during the 12 months ending November 1992, and local authorities and new towns completed 4,400 dwellings. Housing association completions are due to rise to over 66,000 in the financial year 1992–93.
The comparable figures for 1979 are 17,800 completions by housing associations and 85,000 by local authorities and new towns.