§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average cost to a local authority of building a two-bedroomed house and a threebedroomed house, respectively, in 1964 and in 1969.
§ Mr. Ross:
The approximate average costs, including the cost of land, site development and servicing, and fees, of building 3-apartment and 4-apartment houses in the public sector were as follows:
1964 1968 £ £ 3-apartment … … 3,400 4,300 4-apartment … … 3,300 4,400
Comparable figures for 1969 are not yet available.
The increases are partly accounted for by higher standards.