asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what are the contract prices accepted by local authorities for the construction of houses by industrialised building methods; and how these compare with the contract prices for the construction of conventional houses in similar areas and of similar types.
Tender prices, both for traditional and industrialised methods, vary considerably between regions. For England and Wales as a whole, however, average costs, per sq. ft. of dwellings included in local authority and new town tenders approved during the first nine months of 1965 are as follows:
|Houses and Bungalows||58||4½||56||10|
|Flats in 2–4 storeys||75||3||74||10|
|Flats in 5 or more storeys||98||8½||104||0|