HC Deb 12 March 1901 vol 90 cc1343-4
MR. HORNER (Lambeth, N.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Govern- ment Board whether he can state how many local authorities in the United Kingdom have put in operation the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act, 1899; how many local authorities in the County of London have done so; what has been the number of applications in the United Kingdom generally since the passing of the Act; what the number in the County of London for the same period; and how many of these applications respectively have been granted.


The Local Government Board have no jurisdiction under the Act in Scotland or Ireland. As regards England and Wales, I am afraid I cannot give the particulars desired. As was intimated recently in reply to a question by my hon. friend the Member for North Islington, Disinformation is limited to cases of applications by local authorities to the Board for sanction when loans are required for the purposes of the Act. I may add that in London such loans are not sanctioned by the Local Government Board, but by the London County Council.


Will my right hon. friend say where I can get the information?


I only have information of the cases in which application is made to the Local Government Board. Where the local authorities do not apply to the Board, I have no information.

MR. MACNAMARA (Camberwell, N.)

Is it a fact that in January last the Local Government Board had applications from Fulham and Hampstead to put the Act in force, and sent a reply?


As I believe the reply was sent to the hon. Member, he himself knows best.