37. Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON
asked the Minister of Health if he will give particulars of the actual cost of all houses which have been built and paid for to date by local authorities under the Government's housing schemes, showing the total number paid for and the average cost of each?
§ Sir A. MOND
As I have already informed the hon. Member, the houses already completed for the most part form part of contracts which have not yet been finished. Special returns from local authorities of capital expenditure on 27,000 houses indicate an average cost of £1,087 per house all included.
Does the right hon. Gentleman think that that figure will justify the estimate of £1,100 which he made earlier, in view of the fact that a great number of houses are now being built for £500?