§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will give an estimate of the difference in cost of a typical council three-bedroom house 170W built on suitable bombed sites in cities and towns, compared with one built on now open agricultural land.
§ Mr. H. Macmillan
The cost of the actual building would be practically the same. But a suitable bombed site would presumably already be provided with roads, sewers and other services, and the saving on these might amount to £150 a house or more. On the other hand, rural land costs on average not more than £20 a house, whereas urban land may cost a very great deal more.