HC Deb 19 August 1919 vol 119 cc2131-2
40. Mr. GlLBERT

asked the Minister of Health what housing schemes the London County Council had now in hand; and the approximate number of houses being built at present, and the respective districts in which they were situated?


Schemes for the erection of 650 houses at Hammersmith and eighty-one houses at Norbury have been fully approved by the Ministry of Health, and I understand that work will begin at Hammersmith on Monday next. I am informed that the tender for the houses at Norbury has been withdrawn, and that new tenders are to be asked for at once. Plans for block dwellings to accommodate about 500 people at Tabard Street were approved by the Ministry of Health about six weeks ago, and the county council hope to go to tender for these buildings very shortly. A site of 147 acres at Roehampton, to be used partly for housing purposes has been approved by the Ministry of Health, but the plans for the lay-out of the site and design of the houses have not yet been laid before the Ministry. I understand that the council have other proposals before them, but these have not yet been submitted.


May I ask whether, when the Minister is sanctioning schemes for housing, he has any record or details of the financial obligations which fall upon the country arising out of the scheme?

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