85. Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage increase in the cost of Scottish houses he estimates will take place, on account of the price rise of imported timber used in their construction, as a result of devaluation of the £ sterling.
§ 86. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his latest estimate of house completions for 1967; and how this figure compares with those of 1957 and 1963.
§ Mr. Ross
There are over 55,000 houses under construction, and I cannot say precisely how many will be completed by the end of December: but up to the end of October this year 31,311 houses have been completed by all agencies, compared with 25,851 and 21,366 in the same periods of 1957 and 1963, respectively.