§ 75. Mr. Andrew MacKay
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the current level of housebuilding starts.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Provisional figures for January to September of this year showed that total housebuilding starts in England were about 6,000 more than in the same period of last year. Private housebuilding starts this year have been the highest recorded in the first three quarters of any year since 1973.