§ MR. M'KENNA
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state the number of loans sanctioned in respect of the forty-four applications to the Local Government 744 Board from local authorities in England and Wales for sanction to loans under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act, the total amount borrowed, and the number of houses actually bought by any persons under the Act.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The Local Government Board have sanctioned loans in respect of forty of the applications referred to, the amount sanctioned being £42,797. The greater part of this amount was sanctioned for advances in respect of 155 specified houses, and the remainder is to be used in making advances in other cases, particulars of which have not yet been given. I am not able to state the number of houses actually bought by reason of advances under the Act.