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Local Authority Housing (Costs)

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the average cost of building a local authority dwelling.

The present estimate of the average cost of providing a local authority dwelling started in the fourth quarter of 1979 is about £19,250, including a sum—likely to be subject to considerable variation from scheme to scheme —of about £6,250 for land, site works and fees.