§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest estimated average cost of building council houses; of this, what is the cost of primary labour used in this construction work and what is the cost of land contained in this figure.
§ Mr. Freeson
The estimated average cost for local authority dwellings in tenders approved during 1975 in England and Wales was about £12,000. This includes the tender price for construction, site and other works, fees and the
£ million (a) Rent allowances (private tenants) … 48 Administration costs … 3.0 (b) Rent rebates (Local authority tenants) … 228 Administration costs … 7.2 (c) Rent rebates (New Town tenants) … 5 Administration costs … 0.3