HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 cc205-6W
Mr. Vane

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what is the approximate total cost including charges for land, roads, water, drainage and electricity, of the prefabricated houses being constructed at Newton Aycliffe; what is the economic rent; and how much prospective tenants are to be asked to pay.

Mr. Silkin

The estimated total cost of the 100 non-traditional houses is approximately £168,000. These houses form part of a larger scheme, and it should be understood that the cost of land, roads, sewers, etc. properly attributable to these houses has had to be calculated from the total cost of these items and is therefore an approximation. Water will be supplied by the Durham County Water Board and electricity by the North Eastern Electricity Board; no capital expenditure will be incurred by the Corporation in respect of these items. The economic rent for the houses is 19s. per week (exclusive of rates and after allowing for the normal statutory subsidies). This is the rent which will be charged.