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House Building

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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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 bedrooms1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter (provisional)
Local authorities and new towns
12,0451,5961,746
21,1081,1151,443
3686632896
4 or more926985
All3,9313,4124,170
Private owners
14,4214,1383,501
29,2129,5389,035
313,96814,00613,408
4 or more7,8937,7778,353
All35,49435,45934,297