HC Deb 22 February 1922 vol 150 c1900
73. Mr. GILLIS

asked the Minister of Health whether the cost per house given by him for the periods prior to the 30th June, between 30th June and 31st December, 1921, and during the current years were for building only; and, if so, can he give the total cost per house for the periods, including land and the preparation of site?


The figures given in my reply to the hon. Member for Bedwellty on the 15th February were approved tender prices including house drains, baths and fences, and subject to adjustments for variations in cost of labour and materials. The average all-in cost of houses in contracts made before June, 1921, is approximately £1,100. For periods subsequent to June, 1921, £120 should be added to the figures in my previous answer to cover the cost of land, development and other expenses.