To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many (a) private houses and (b) local authority dwellings of (i) one bedroom, (ii) two bedrooms, (iii) three bedrooms and (iv) four or more bedrooms have been (1) started, (2) completed or (3) started and completed in each month in 1987, and in each year since 1979.
Information about the numbers of bedrooms in new dwellings is reported only at the completion stage. The annual figures for 1979 to 1986 appear in table 6.8 (c) of "Housing and Construction Statistics" 1976–1986, which is available in the Library. Quarterly figures are available for 1987 and are as follows:
|Dwellings completed: England|
|Number of bedrooms||1st quarter||2nd quarter||3rd quarter (provisional)|
|Local authorities and new towns|
|4 or more||92||69||85|
|4 or more||7,893||7,777||8,353|