HC Deb 02 December 1974 vol 882 cc389-90W
Mr. Stanley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current cost of construction of three-bedroom council houses including the average land cost, in England, showing regional variations where the figures are avaliable.

Mr. Kaufman

The latest available construction costs, excluding land, for two-storey five-bedroomed houses, relating to tenders approved in the 12 months ending March 1974, are as follows:

North 6,062
Yorkshire and Humberside 6,124
East Midlands 6,360
East Anglia 6,661
London Boroughs 9,130
South-East (excluding London) 6,346
South-West 6,072
West Midlands 6,435
North-West 6,650
England 6,455

These figures do not include the Greater London Council—for which figures are not available—or land or site development works costs, for which reliable figures are not available.

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