HC Deb 30 April 1968 vol 763 c162W
Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the estimated increased cost of a three-bedroomed council house at the latest available date, due to the higher standards now being required by local authorities and his Department.

Mr. MacColl

80 per cent. of local authority houses approved in the first quarter of 1968 already incorporate the required space and 87 per cent. the heating standards. The increase in the overall average cost of three-bedroomed council houses in order to bring all up to the required Parker Morris standards of space and heating is estimated at about £37.