HC Deb 03 April 1974 vol 871 c355W
44. Miss Fookes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environmenut if he will take steps to increase the cost yardsticks for local authority house building.

Mr. Freeson

As I said in my reply to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Leicester, West (Mr. Janner) on 25th March—[Vol. 871, c.24.]—I am reviewing the housing cost yardstick. My concern is to ensure that new public sector housing schemes are able to go ahead quickly and smoothly and that costs are reasonable.

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