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House Building

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new houses were begun in the calendar year 1979 by local authorities, new town corporations, the Scottish Special Housing Association, and the private sector; and what were the comparable figures for the calendar years 1969 and 1979.

The following table shows comparable figures for 1969 and 1979. The figures for local authorities and private sector for 1979 are provisional.

Local authoritiesNew townsSSHAPrivate sector

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will outline the present five-year rolling programme of new housebuilding by the Scottish Special Housing Association.

The SSHA has a new housebuilding programme of about 8,200 houses and has plans to acquire and modernise some 4,700 houses belonging to Glasgow district council. The phasing of the work will depend on the availability of suitable sites, the provision of the necessary services, and the annual capital expenditure which can be authorised.