HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2884W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the average prices of non-parlour houses, excluding flats and houses specially erected for aged persons, for each of the years 1929 to 1936, inclusive, and also for the March and June quarters, 1937?

Mr. Bernays

The following statement contains the particulars desired by the hon. Member so far as they are available. The figures relate to direct labour schemes commenced and contracts let by local authorities in England and Wales, other than the London County Council.

Year ended 31st December and average cost* of non-parlour houses excluding flats and houses specially erected for aged persons.
1929 344
1930 339
1931 333
1932 304
1933 292
1934 291
1935 301
1936 313
Quarter ended 31st March, 1937 342
Quarter ended 30th June, 1937 Not available

* Including the cost of paths, drains and fences, but excluding 111e cost of land, roads, sewers and architects' fees.