Housing (Completed Dwellings)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th February 1966.

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Photo of Mr James Jones Mr James Jones , Wrexham 12:00 am, 24th February 1966

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many dwellings are likely to be built this year in Wales; and what the housing programme is likely to be in the next five years.

Photo of Mr Harold Finch Mr Harold Finch , Bedwellty

Over 20,000 this year, and it is intended to increase this steadily to about 22,500 a year by 1970.

Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the Government's policy of procuring a shortage of houses and a surplus of bricks at the same time in Wales is causing some concern?

Photo of Mr Harold Finch Mr Harold Finch , Bedwellty

Whatever concern the right hon. Gentleman may feel, the fact is that the housing position has improved in Wales during the period of office of my right hon. Friend.