§ MR. HAZELL () Leicester
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether any applications have so far been made, by local authorities to the Public Works Loan Commissioners for loans under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act, 1899; and if so, how many and from what authorities; and whether he can give any information as to the number of cases in which local authorities have made advances to persons under this Act up to the present.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
I understand that the Public Works Loan Commissioners have not at present received any applications for loans under the Act referred to. The Local Government Board have no information as to the number of cases in which local authorities have made advances under the Act. Their jurisdiction, however, only extends to England and Wales.
§ MR. HAZELL
Will the right hon. Gentleman be willing to give the local authorities notice of the benefits to be derived under this Act?