§ MR. HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether it is the practice of local authorities to charge upon the rents of working class dwellings erected by them under Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the Housing Act, 1890, the sums necessary to repay in a term of years the capital cost of the whole or part of the land forming the site thereof; and, if so, whether he will issue instructions to the local authorities to assimilate their practice in these cases to that which they follow in the case of land acquired and let by county councils under the Small Holdings Act, 1892.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. LONG,) Bristol, S.
It rests with the local authorities to determine the basis upon which they will fix the rents of the houses provided by them under the Housing of the Working Classes Aces. I am not aware to what extent they adopt 348 the practice referred to in the question,, but I have no authority to give them any instructions in the matter.