§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the level of housebuilding in Wales. 
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
Provisional data available from local authorities and the National House Building Council on house building in Wales for the third quarter of 1996 show 2,543 dwellings were started and 2,227 were completed during the period. This represents a 12 per cent. increase in the number of starts and a 2 per cent. increase in the number of completions over the third quarter of 1995.