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Housing Executive (Housing Costs)

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the average cost for each size of Housing Executive house built in Northern Ireland during the past 12 months; and what is the projection for the next 12 months.

total sums spent in each of the past three years for which figures are available for the administration of each education board in Northern Ireland; and what is the sum per child at school in each board area.

[pursuant to his reply, 12 November 1979]: The information is as follows:figures are available for each health and social services board in Northern Ireland; and what are the sums per head of population for each board area.

[pursuant to his reply, 12 November 1979]: The information is as follows:

[pursuant to his reply, 12 November 1979]: In round figures the average cost of each size of dwellings in contracts let by the Housing Executive during the 12-month period ending 30 September 1979 was as follows:

Two-person£12,100
Three-person£12,200
Four-person£13,300
Five-person£12,700
Six-person£14,400
Seven-person£14,700
The cost of a four-person house is greater than that quoted for a five-person property since the former tend to be built in areas such as Belfast, where contract prices are higher.I have no reliable estimate of the cost of house building in the next 12 months.