HC Deb 08 December 1980 vol 995 cc282-3W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the cost, including debt charges, of the last three-bedroomed house constructed for rent by the following local authorities: Camden, Liverpool, Cardiff, South Oxfordshire, Tonbridge and Malling, and Birmingham.

Mr. Stanley

I refer the hon. Member to the information in tables 2.2 and 2.3 ofHousing and Construction Statistics, part 2, No. 2, a copy of which is in the Library.

The average plot price in table 2.2 for private sector development may be taken as an approximate measure of the cost of land for public sector housing. The hon. Member may, however, wish to bear in mind that densities in public sector housing are generally higher than in the private sector.

The costs given in table 2.3 are only those of construction. They do not include fees, site development works or debt charges, for which the hon. Member is advised to consult the local authorities concerned.

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