HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 c1514W

asked the Minister of Health the average cost of the non-parlour, three-bedroom house during the period covering approximately the last 12 months; and whether he will give examples of the highest and lowest costs with, in each case, floor area, at which contracts have recently been placed both in large cities and in small urban districts?


Particulars distinguishing the average price of non-parlour, three-bedroom houses from that of other non-parlour houses are not available. The average price of non-parlour houses included in contracts let by or in direct labour schemes of local authorities in England and Wales during the year 1029 was £344. Some examples of high and low costs in recent cases are shown in the following table:

Average price per house. Average area per house.
High Costs. £ sq. ft.
Large Towns.
Huddersfield 414 795
Bolton 427 860
Stoke-on-Trent 410 848
Stockport 402 785
Small Urban Districts.
Wolverton 400 768
Littleborough 431 906
Darlaston 365 874
Kirkby-in-Ashfield 371 880
Low Costs.
Large Towns.
Carlisle 281 647
Barnsley 288 675
Liverpool 334 710
Doncaster 319 886
Small Urban Districts.
Whitwood 306 725
Winsford 305 722
Horsforth 292 670
Arnold 299 680

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