asked the Minister of Health if any records exist based on the super foot of floor area, giving the cost per super foot of various types of houses erected under the Housing Act of 1919; and, if so, what were the minimum and maximum rates per super foot, giving in each case the dates at which the rates were calculated and saying what is the average rate per super foot to-day?
The highest monthly averages of cost per square foot were as follow:
Individual figures did not exceed 22s. per square foot save in a few very exceptional cases. During the last six months tenders at or about 7s. per square foot for both types of houses have been approved and these may be taken as representing the lowest figures reached. Returns of tenders accepted by local authorities under the new scheme are not yet available, but such tenders as have been referred to the Ministry do not indicate any general departure from the figures of the last six months.
s. d. Non parlour type for September, 1920 20 8¾ Parlour type for October, 1920 19 3