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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02437: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the average cost per unit has been for (a) 1-, (b) 2- and (c) 3-bedroom social housing built by registered social landlords in each year since 2007.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 20 September 2016

The Scottish Government records units by bedspace rather than number of bedrooms.

The following table shows the average cost per unit to deliver new homes for social rent by registered social landlords since 2007-08, together with the average number of bedspaces per unit:

Financial Year

Average cost

per unit

Average no. of

bedspaces

per unit

2007-08

£126,954

3.95

2008-09

£130,717

3.89

2009-10

£130,058

3.94

2010-11

£117,720

3.78

2011-12

£112,057

3.69

2012-13

£109,976

3.50

2013-14

£114,098

3.61

2014-15

£119,939

3.46

2015-16*

£120,585

3.39

* Programme management information only – not published as yet and as such, could be subject to change.