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House Building

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many new houses were started, and how many completed in Wales in the first half of 1981; and how this compares with the same periods in each of the last four years.

Because of the very small numbers of perinatal and infant deaths, the rates at county level are calculated only for periods of two years and should be used with caution. The figures for 1975–76 and for 1977–78 are given in the following table. Figures for 1979–80 are not yet available.

Dwellings Started and Completed in Wales
PeriodNumber StartedNumber Completed
First 6 months 19776,4417,124
First 6 months 19786,4806,760
First 6 months 19795,7565,376
First 6 months 19804,4015,125
First 6 months 19812,9344,341

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many houses were started, and how many completed (a) in the private sector and (b) in the public sector in Wales in each year since 1973.

This information is available in "Local Housing Statistics", a Stationery Office publication, copies of which are in the Library.