§ 8. Mr. KILEY
asked the Minister of Health the number of houses completed and in occupation; the number of houses in course of erection; the number for which tenders have been accepted; and whether he will give the figures, respectively, under the Housing Act and the Housing (Additional Powers) Act?
§ Dr. ADDISON
On 1st October the number of houses completed was 10,042. Of these, 7,448 were provided by local authorities and public utility societies under the Housing Act; the remaining 2,594 were built by private persons under the subsidy scheme of the Housing (Additional Powers) Act. This figure does not include 1,238 Army huts converted into dwelling houses by local authorities.
In addition to these completed houses, there were under construction on 1st October 59,520 houses. Of these 39,898 were being built by local authorities and public utility societies, and we have full particulars of their progress. The remaining 19,622 are houses for which preliminary certificates have, been issued by local authorities to private builders under the subsidy scheme. The number of houses covered by signed contracts amuonts to 111,883. Tenders have been approved for 148,158 houses.
§ 30. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Secretary for Scotland the number of houses completed and in occupation, the number of houses in course of erection, and the number for which tenders have been accepted; and the figures, respectively, under the Housing Act and the Housing (Additional Powers) Act?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Munro)
The latest information in the possession of the Scottish Board of Health shows that up to 30th September 227 permanent houses have been occupied; 44 were completed and ready for occupancy; and 4,934 houses were in course of erection under the provisions of the Housing, Town Planning, &c. (Scotland) Act, 1919. In addition, 182 temporary houses had been occupied at 907 the same date, and 254 were under construction. Up to 16th October, tenders had been approved by the Board in respect of the erection of 16,003 houses under this Act. As regards schemes under the provisions of the Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919, the Board had up to 16th October paid subsidies to private persons in respect of the erection of 26 completed houses, and preliminary certificates to the effect that the houses when completed will be eligible for subsidy have been issued by local authorities in respect of 1,185 houses, which are now under erection.
May I ask how many of this meagre supply of houses are situated near Glasgow, to relieve the slum areas in that town?