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Council House Building

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the figures for national council house building for the nine months to September 1979; how these compare with the comparable period for the last five years; and if he will take action to reduce council housing waiting lists.

The number of dwellings started and completed by local authorities in England are as follow:

January to SeptemberStartedNumber completed
197474,30063,100
197580,70074,300
197689,70078,700
197762,70074,500
197854,90061,800
197935,30044,300
It is for each local authority to determine within its housing investment programmes' allocation how it can best help to meet the housing needs of its area.