HC Deb 26 November 1979 vol 974 cc544-5W
Mr. Race

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average cost, at 1979 survey prices, of building a three-bedroomed council house.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

The estimated average cost of construction of a two-storey, five-bedspace council house in England, in 1978, at 1979 survey prices, was about £11,250. This excludes the cost of land and associated site works, and is based on tenders accepted by local authorities. Figures for later periods and for three-bedroomed houses are not available.