§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the number of (i) council houses and (ii) housing association homes to be built in 1996–97; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Housing associations are now the main providers of subsidised rented housing. I refer the hon. Member to the statement which my right hon. Friend made to the House on Wednesday 13 December,Official Report, columns 1002–17, which set out our estimate of housing association activity in 1996–97.