§ 93. Major PRESCOTT
asked the Minister of Health whether the London County Council have submitted a scheme for the lay-out of their White Hart Lane, Tottenham, estate involving local by-law relaxations; whether the Ministry is in communication with them in regard to this; whether the proposals of the London County Council for the further development of this estate take the form of a small town-planning scheme: and if he is aware 1172 that the housing proposals of the local authorities are of necessity being held up until the county scheme is finally settled?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Major Astor)
The London County Council have submitted proposals for the development of their White Hart Lane estate. These proposals involve the relaxation of local by-laws, and, in effect, constitute a small town-planning scheme. Subject to some modifications which I understand the county council will be willing to adopt, my right hon. Friend is prepared to approve the scheme. I do not think that the final settlement of this scheme should delay the housing proposals of the local authorities.
§ 94. Major PRESCOTT
asked the Minister of Health whether any concrete proposals have been put before the Minis try by the London County Council for the erection of houses on their White Hart Lane, Tottenham, estate; whether the Ministry's approval would be required for Government subsidy if the London County Council desired to erect houses on this estate and count them as part of their scheme under the new Housing Acts; whether any suggestion of this kind has been made by the county authority; and whether they could legally include, this estate as part of such a scheme, in view of the County Councils Act of 1912, which gives them power to develop it irrespective of local by-laws?
§ Major ASTOR
No concrete proposals for the building of houses on the White Hart Lane estate have yet been submitted by the London County Council. If provision of houses on this estate is included in a scheme under Clause 1 of the Housing Bill when passed, and the proposals are approved, the houses would be taken into account in determining the amount of subsidy to the county council.