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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th February 1992.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Eastham Mr Kenneth Eastham , Manchester, Blackley 12:00 am, 6th February 1992

The latest year for which figures are available on the number of new houses built in the United Kingdom is 1990. A comparison with 1980 shows that 38,000 fewer houses were built in 1990. Why is it the policy of the Government to build fewer houses?