asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works what is the all-in cost per ton involved in the removal of railings policy?
§ Mr. Hicks
The estimated average cost per ton of collecting and removing railings is approximately £3 15s., exclusive of compensation. Compensation has been claimed in respect of some 3 per cent. only of the properties affected, and in all these, except a very small minority, the scrap rate of 25s. per ton has been accepted. Allowing for this and all other possible contingencies, the all-in cost should be well under £4 per ton.