§ Mr. ROWLANDS
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state the number of orders applied for by local authorities under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act., 1909, in rural areas; the number sanctioned; and the number of cottages that have been, or are being, supplied?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
I assume that my hon. Friend's question is intended to refer to applications by rural district councils since the passing of the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909, for sanction to loans under Part III. of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, for the erection of houses for the working class. Since the 1st January, 1910, I have sanctioned additional loans to two rural district councils to complete schemes commenced or under consideration prior to that date for the erection of fifty-eight houses, and at the present time I have under consideration proposals from seven other rural district councils for the erection of forty-two houses.