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Housing: Prices

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the ratio of lower quintile house prices to lower quintile earnings was in (a) England and (b) each government office region in each year since 1996. (323528)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average cost was of (a) a detached house, (b) a semi-detached house, (c) a terraced house, (d) a flat and (e) an average dwelling in (i) England, (ii) Wales, (iii) each Government Office region and (iv) each local authority area in (A) 1996-97 and (B) the most recent period for which figures are available. (324618)

A table showing the average sale price by property type for 1996-07 and 2009 for each of the areas requested has been placed in the Library of the House. These figures are taken from the Land Registry data.