§ 37. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Minister of Health how many houses have been built by the National Building Guild, Limited, of Manchester, now in liquidation; the average price of such houses; and whether any part of their respective agreements with local authorities remain unfulfilled?
The number of houses completed up to the 1st April by building guilds under the State-Assisted Scheme is 1,900, and 301 remain unbuilt or unfinished. As the final accounts in regard to these contracts have not yet been made up. I am unable to give the average cost per house. Some contracts were not completed by the guild, and the local authorities concerned have made special arrangements for the completion of the houses.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Is it a fact that this company has defaulted in a large sum of money; and can the right hon. Gentleman give some estimate of what the amount may be?