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Dwelling Completions (International Comparisons)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many dwellings were completed in 1979–80 per 1,000 population in Great Britain; and if he will publish the comparative figures for Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Holland, Denmark, Scotland and Wales.

4·3 dwellings were completed per 1,000 population in Great Britain in 1979. The latest available figures for other countries are in respect of 1978 and are given below:New dwellings completed per 1,000 population: 1978

Great Britain5·1
Scotland5·0
Wales4·6
Denmark6·6
Holland7·6
Norway9·2 (1977)
Sweden6·5
Switzerland5·4