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House Building

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the Government's policy towards building new council houses, flats and maisonettes.

The Government consider that house building for rent in the public sector should be concentrated on meeting housing needs which are unlikely to be able to be met other than by the provision of publicly rented accommodation. Housing investment pro- capital allocations for 1979–80 subsequent to the August 1979 cuts, (c) the estimated housing capital expenditure for 1979–80, (d) the capital allocations for 1980–81 for (i) housing investment programmes, (ii) Housing Corporation expenditure on housing associations, (iii) new town building for rent, expressed in 1979 survey prices and 1980–81 outturn prices.

Following is the information:gramme allocations for 1980–81 have been given as a single block, within which it will be for local authorities to decide how much should be spent on new council house building.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many houses and flats and maisonettes have been built in Liverpool in each of the months from May 1970 until February 1980.

Dwellings Completed: Liverpool: May 1970 to January 1980

19701971197219731974197519761977197819791980
January9420916449273506592333120
February1302131011038918355
March25961108116221180168
April534239392194220190219132142
May200387399267185271144179109
June32911223735910627311413258
July438291272279179200120265105170
August22929613925315019611287157
September21024733289186243113134162
October39122635323718417898404218
November2262803012601251929614123436
December493147234223146309118101233

Figures for February 1980 are not yet available.

—=Nil or figures included in a subsequent month.