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Council Houses (Costs)

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average cost, at 1979 survey prices, of building a three-bedroomed council house.

The estimated average cost of construction of a two-storey, five-bedspace council house in England, in 1978, at 1979 survey prices, was about £11,250. This excludes the cost of land and associated site works, and is based on tenders accepted by local authorities. Figures for later periods and for three-bedroomed houses are not available.