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House Building Costs

Volume 928: debated on Monday 21 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to increase indicative cost levels in view of the effects of inflation on the construction industry.

Indicative costs for public sector housing are revised from time to time to ensure that they are kept in line with the general level of building costs. On the current level of tender prices monitored by my Department an increase is not justified at present.