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Dwelling Houses (Electrical Wiring)

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much he estimates it would cost to have every house rewired up to the recognised safety standards.

The cost of rewiring existing dwellings to modern standards will vary according to circumstances, but I am advised that a reasonable figure would be £400.Wiring installed more than about 30 years ago may need renewal; this could involve up to 7 or 8 million dwellings and a total cost of the order of £3,000 million.