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Tuesday, 8 November 1977
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Mr Uren asked the Minister for Environment, Housing and Community Development, upon notice, on 25 October 1977:

On how many houses within the following purchase price ranges was the homes savings grant paid during 1976-77: (a) Less than $14,000, (b) $14,000-$ 16,000, (c) $16,000-$18,000, (d) $18,O00-$2O,O00, (e) $20,000-$22,000, (f) $22,000-$24,000, (g) $24,000-$26,000, (h) $26,000-$28,000, (l) $28,000-$30,000, (j) $30,000-$32,000, (k) $32,000-$34,000, (1) $34,000-$36,000, (m) $36,000-538,000, (n) $38,000-$40,000, (o) greater than $40,000.


Mr Newman - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

During 1976-77, 5,251 grants were approved under the Homes Savings Grant Act 1964 in respect of the purchases and construction of houses and home units with values up to $22,500.

Between 1 January 1977 and 30 June 1977, 8,447 grants were approved under the Homes Savings Grant Act 1976. A sample of these cases showed the following distribution of purchase prices for houses and home units: (a) Up to $20,000-6 per cent, (b) $20,001 to 25,000-10 per cent, (c) $25,001 to $30,000-27 per cent, (d) $30,001 to $35,000-28 per cent, (e) $35,00 1 to $40,000-20 per cent, (f) $40,00 1 to $45,000-5 per cent, (g) $45,001 to $50,000-3 per cent, (h) over $50,000- 1 per cent.

Statistics compiled have not been in the ranges requested by the honourable member.







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