Council House Building

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 1976.

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Photo of Mr John Ovenden Mr John Ovenden , Gravesend 12:00 am, 3rd November 1976

Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the likely level of future starts by English local authorities will be around 100,000 a year in future years? Is he aware that that figure is only three-quarters of the level achieved by the Labour Government of 1966 to 1970? Is he aware that in many quarters of the Labour Party there is concern that the Government are abandoning their commitment to maintaining a house-building programme which was an essential feature of their first two years of office?