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Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has received representations from local authorities about the individual rating of caravans on sites; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend has received representations from certain

(1) Value of Construction Output*
£ million
New WorkRepair and MaintenanceTotal output (at current prices)
HousingOther New WorkHousing†Other Repair and Maintenance
January-March 197311·224·750·565·9152·3
July-September 197312·023·151·066·3152·4
July-September 197415·622·661·878·1178·1
Operatives Employed on Construction Work*
On New WorkOn Repair and MaintenanceTotal Operatives
HousingOther New WorkHousingOther Repair and Maintenance
April 19739·419·267·482·1178·1
October 197310·017·568·379·8175·6
October 197410·715·168·969·5164·3
* Covers all construction work carried out by the direct labour departments, including site preparation and installation of main services for new housing construction.
† Includes dwelling improvement work.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many houses in Great Britain were built by local authorities' direct labour departments in 1973 and 1974.

Local housing authorities used direct labour to build 6,594 of the dwellings reported completed during 1973 and 6,798 during 1974. These figures exclude building by the Scottish Special Housing Association.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities in Great Britain built houses by direct labour in 1973 and 1974.

Of the local housing authorities which existed following the re local authorities which he is still considering.