asked the Minister of Works the approximate increase in the cost of building a small house, say six rooms or other convenient unit of comparison, snce 1938 and the present time; and how much of such increase is due to increased costs of materials and labour, respectively.
It is estimated that the increases in the cost of labour and materials account respectively for approximately equal parts of the total increase. With regard to the rest of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the detailed reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Bournemouth (Sir L. Lyle) on the 2nd May, of which I am sending him a copy.