HC Deb 27 January 1971 vol 810 cc122-3W
71. Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will state the average capital cost of a local authority four-apartment house, and the average rent for a four-apartment house; and by how much this falls short of the economic rent.

Mr. Channon

In England and Wales the average cost of a new three-bedroom council house is currently about £4,300. At 31st March, 1969, the average unrebated rent for three-bedroom council houses of all ages in England and Wales was 41s. ld. The cost rent would depend on the debt charges and current outgoings for each dwelling.

91. Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many persons were housed per £ sterling invested in recent years in municipal housing, private housing and housing associations, respectively.

Mr. Channon

The information necessary for such a calculation is not available.