§ 86. Mr. Neubert
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress he has made in reviewing the cost yardstick.
§ Mr. Freeson
The future arrangements for cost diciplines on local authority house building are being considered by a working party with the local authority associations. Meanwhile, changes have been made in the yardstick arrangements to make them more realistic and flexible. In particular, we have introduced a new small dwellings allowance and the general level of the yardstick is now kept up to date by regular quarterly review.