HC Deb 03 April 1951 vol 486 c1W
Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Works the estimated amount of coal required to supply all the components necessary for the erection of a traditionally built house with a floor space of 1,000 square feet; and the quantity of petrol consumed in transporting to site the materials required to build a similar house.

Mr. Stokes

The quantity of coal would vary considerably according to the types of materials used, but I estimate that not less than nine tons would be required. The variety of the distances and of the methods of transport makes it impossible for me to give any useful answer to the second part of the Question.