§ 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.390W
§ 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.