HC Deb 27 February 1962 vol 654 c123W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will publish in HANSARD a table of figures giving the percentage rise or fall in the cost of production of local authority houses for each of the years from 1951, taking that year as being equal to 100.

Mr. Rippon

I will, with permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing movements in the building cost of three bedroom local authority houses. This is the type of dwelling built in largest numbers.

Following is the table

1951 100
1952 110
1953 114
1954 114
1955 118
1956 122
1957 123
1958 124
1959 127
1960 135
1961 150

The figures are based on tender prices, adjusted to a standard area of 900 square feet and exclude the cost of land and services.