§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to the percentage of gross domestic product invested in housing construction/rehabilitation in the following countries in 1984 (a) West Germany,(b) France and (c) Belgium; and what was the equivalent figure for the United Kingdom.
§ Sir George Young
The latest available information for all the countries mentioned is for the year 1982 and is given in the following table:
Fixed Investment in Housing as a percentage of GDP in 1982 Percentage Germany (Federal Republic) 6.1 France 5.3 Belgium 3.5 United Kingdom 3.4
NoteIncludes new building and expenditure on major improvements. In 1983, fixed investment in housing in the United Kingdom increased to 3.6 per cent. of GDP.