HC Deb 02 March 1921 vol 138 c1808

asked the Minister of Health (1) whether houses commenced by local authorities under approved schemes before the 31st July, 1922, but not completed by that date will nevertheless qualify for the Government subsidy;

(2) whether the period within which housing schemes must be completed by local authorities in order to qualify for the Government subsidy, which period under the Regulations will terminate on the 31st July, 1922, will be extended beyond that date?


I can assure the hon. Member that a local authority will not be prejudiced as regards financial assistance in respect of commitments entered into with the approval of the Ministry of Health which the local authorities, by reason of circumstances outside their control, are unable to carry out within the prescribed period.


Does that apply to houses for which the local authority has made a contract, which houses have not yet been commenced by the date when the subsidy will expire?


We are considering the precise form of procedure that would be applicable, and I would ask my hon. Friend to put down another question, when I hope to be able to give a more specific reply.