HC Deb 17 June 1976 vol 913 c209W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest estimated average cost of building council houses; of this, what is the cost of primary labour used in this construction work and what is the cost of land contained in this figure.

Mr. Freeson

The estimated average cost for local authority dwellings in tenders approved during 1975 in England and Wales was about £12,000. This includes the tender price for construction, site and other works, fees and the

£ million
(a) Rent allowances (private tenants) 48 Administration costs 3.0
(b) Rent rebates (Local authority tenants) 228 Administration costs 7.2
(c) Rent rebates (New Town tenants) 5 Administration costs 0.3