§ 145. Mr. LYNN
asked how many building schemes have been approved under the Irish Housing Act; and what number of houses have been built under these or other schemes since the passing of the Act?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Ninety-seven local authorities have either submitted outline schemes or are proceeding to formulate proposals. Seventy-four municipal authorities have forwarded maps showing selected sites, and in sixty three of these cases the decision of the Local Government Board's Housing Committee has been communicated. Local inquiries into applications for loans to cover the cost of erecting six hundred and forty houses have been held. The total number of houses completed since the 15th August last is twenty-five, and a further two hundred and forty-three are in an advanced stage of construction.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of the schemes of the Belfast Corporation have been rejected by the Local Government Board, on the grounds that they attempt to bring about a repetition of the old bad housing conditions?