§ 38. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Minister of Health what are the top limits on the construction price of houses in rural areas for local authorities and the private builder, respectively.
§ Mr. Bevan
The tenders received for contracts for rural district councils are considered on their merits having regard to the general level of accepted tenders. 1767 The £1,200 limit, which applies to private builders' houses in both rural and urban areas, relates to the selling price, including land.
§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
Does the Minister appreciate that his reply will confirm the widespread belief in this country that he would rather not see houses built than have them built by private enterprise?
§ Mr. Marples
Is the right hon. Gentleman able to state the difference between the tender price and the final account when rendered and paid?