§ 28. Mr. WELLOCK
asked the Minister of Health if he will cite examples of the highest and lowest prices now being paid for non-parlour type houses by local 1890 authorities under the Acts of 1923 and 1924; and if he can give reasons for the differences?
The prices of non-parlour houses included in contracts let by local authorities during the month of March last ranged from £263 to £459; in the most extreme cases, although the bulk of the houses in question came within a comparatively narrow range of prices grouped round the average of £365. The differences in prices may be due to several factors, chief of which are variations in size of houses, and in building costs in different areas; nature of site; and standard of construction and amenity. Prices are also influenced by the extent of the demand on the building industry in any area.