Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

158.

asked the Minister for the Environment the number of local authority houses completed and allocated for each of the calendar years 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.

The number of local authority houses in each of these years was:

Year

No of houses completed

1974

6,746

1975

8,794

1976

7,263

1977

6,333

1978

6,038

(provisional)

Statistics are not available in my Department of the number of local authority houses allocated in each year, including new houses and casual vacancies in existing houses.