Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17 November 1965.

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Photo of Dr Dickson Mabon Dr Dickson Mabon , Greenock 12:00, 17 November 1965

The hon. Gentleman is committing a grave error. He must read again what has been said. There are several factors, and we have always stated them in the House. The principal factor in the number of house completions this year—and he and his right hon. Friends cannot escape responsibility for that—was the dramatic fall in tender approvals during the period April-September, 1964. It is worthy of note that at the end of last September houses under construction in Scotland by all agencies totalled 50,554 —an all-time record.