§ 18. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of private houses built for sale in Scotland in 1970 and the number built for sale in 1961; and what was the number built in the same years for the public sector.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
7,147 houses were built for private owners in 1961 and 8,220 in 1970. The figures for the public sector were 20,083 and 34,947 respectively.
§ 39. Mr. MacArthur
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many houses in the private sector in Scotland were started and completed, respectively, 336W in 1971 to the most convenient date, and in the equivalent period in each of the years 1966 to 1970.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
To 30th September, this year, 7,562 private houses were started and 7,306 completed. These are higher than the figures for the comparable period in each of the earlier years mentioned.
HOUSE STARTED AND COMPLETED FOR PRIVATE OWNERS, 1ST JANUARY TO 30TH SEPTEMBER Started Completed 1966 6,451 5,565 1967 6,133 5,110 1968 6,347 5,646 1969 6,825 6,150 1970 6,199 6,505