HC Deb 05 February 1964 vol 688 cc181-2W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, taking October, 1951, as being 100, what has been the annual percentage rise or fall in the cost of building a local authority three-bedroom council house to date, assuming an identical cubic capacity in each case.

Sir K. Joseph

Figures based on cubic capacity are not available but the following table shows the changes in the average cost of a local authority 2-storey 3-bedroomed house for the last quarter of each year since 1951. The figures are based on tender prices, excluding land and services and have been adjusted to a standard area of 900 square feet.

4th Quarter 1951 = 100
4th Quarter 1952 105
4th Quarter 1953 106
4th Quarter 1954 107
4th Quarter 1955 110
4th Quarter 1956 115
4th Quarter 1957 115
4th Quarter 1958 114
4th Quarter 1959 121
4th Quarter 1960 128
4th Quarter 1961 142
4th Quarter 1962 153
4th Quarter 1963 172

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