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Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 18 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many council houses were built in Wolverhampton last year; how many it is proposed to build this year; and what is the reason for the reduction.

In 1953 726 council houses were completed in Wolverhampton by the town council, and 384 in Wednesfield and Seisdon for Wolverhampton people—1,110 in all. My right hon. Friend estimates that about the same number will be completed this year—at least 600 in Wolverhampton and 500 for Wolverhampton people in the other two areas.