§ 19. Mr. Sydney Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the current levels of housing cost yardsticks with a view to updating them.
§ Mr. Chapman
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that reply. It is almost 13 months since housing cost yardsticks were last updated. In view of the increase in construction costs since then, will my hon. Friend look at this matter urgently, as outdated cost yardsticks inhibit good housing design?