Comparable figures are available for six owner-occupied houses, on which the Housing Department of Glasgow Corporation carried out repairs at a total cost of £927. The private contractors, to whom the Corporation proposed to pay actual cost plus 17½ per cent. on labour and 15 per cent. on materials estimated that the total cost would be £1,420. On the assumption that their estimate was approximately correct, the saving to the public on the repair of these six houses is nearly £500.