§ Mr. Wiggin
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing his estimates of the changes in the costs of industrial building in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Channon
I regret that I have no statistics relating specifically to trends in the costs of industrial building. An index of the cost to clients of all new building and civil engineering work is published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office in the quarterly bulletinHousing and Construction Statistics, and the following table gives the index numbers from 1968 to 1972 inclusive.
COST OF NEW CONSTRUCTION Building and civil engineering work, Great Britain Indices 1963=100 1968 … … 118 1969 … … 123 1970 … … 131 1971 … … 142 1972 (provisional) … … 159