§ 26. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Minister of Health the present average cost of erecting the non-parlour type of house, and the approximate rent at which such houses could be let exclusive of rates?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The average cost of non-parlour houses included in contracts let and in direct labour schemes commenced by local authorities in England and Wales (other than the London County Council) during the three months ended 29th February, 1932, was £322. This figure excludes the cost of land, roads, sewers and architects' fees. The rent would be influenced by the cost of the excluded items, and by certain other conditions. My right hon. Friend is accordingly sending my hon. Friend a memorandum in reply to the second part of his question.