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New Homes

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will set out the total number of new homes started by (a) local authorities and new towns and (b) housing associations in Scotland in each year since 1974, and his estimate of the likely number of starts in 1995 and 1996. [37492]

The information requested on the number of new homes started is set out in the table. Housing associations plan to start 6,155 houses in 1995–96 and 193 new town starts are expected during 1995 and 1996. Information on planned local authority starts is not held centrally.

New housebuilding starts—Scotland, 1974 to 1994
Local authoritiesNew townsHousing associations
197416,3242,600660
197512,3263,683592
19767,5782,6651,362
19775,8291,673629
19784,1852,2021,365
19794,858984963
19802,7701,1551,261
19811,9297331,051
19822,5857652,446
19832,1411941,068
19841,7551261,239
19851,6931901,487
19861,6711411,414
19872,1453741,988
19881,4334952,068
19898716802,748
19908867202,111
19918481343,448
19924293953,051
19935034295,062
19945442084,807
Housing association figures are likely to be subject to future revision.