To ask the Secretary of State for the Emvironment how many local authority permanent dwellings were started in Great Britain in each year since 1979.
The latest information for 1980 and 1990 is published in table 6.1 of "Housing and Construction Statistics: Great Britain: 1980–1990". Figures for 1979 appear in the 1979–1989 edition of the same publication. Provisional figures for 1991 were released in a departmental information bulletin (No. 87) on 5 February 1992—local authorities account for virtually all the starts by local authorities, new towns and Government Departments in 1991. Copies are in the Library.