HC Deb 15 October 1996 vol 282 c841W
26. Mr. Hardy

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many homes are under construction and how many have been built during the last 12 months; and what were the equivalent figures in 1978–79. [38376]

Mr. Curry

It is estimated that 146,000 dwellings were completed in England during the 12 months to August 1996 and that 197,000 were under construction by the end of August. In comparison, some 227,000 dwellings were completed in the financial year 1978–79 and there were 339,000 under construction at the end of March 1979. [38376]

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