§ DR. MACNAMARA (Camberwell, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state 598 separately for the years 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, and 1904, how many applications in each year have been made to local authorities in England and Wales for loans, for the purpose of acquiring the ownership of small dwelling-houses, under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act of 1899; how many such loans have been made in each year; and what amount has been advanced in each year.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
As regards London, I am informed by the London County Council that the total number of applications received by them during the years 1900–1904 inclusive was thirteen, and that the total amount advanced was £1,500. As regards the rest of England and Wales, the only information in my possession relates to cases of applications made by local authorities to the Local Government Board for sanction to loans. The total number of these applications for the years referred to was eighty-two, and the total amount sanctioned was £71,244. The figures for each year separately cannot conveniently be given in an oral reply, but I shall be happy to send them to the hon. Member if he desires it.