HC Deb 02 April 1925 vol 182 c1511
98. Major BIRCHALL

asked the Minister of Health whether he will publish weekly, on a fixed day, the most recent returns showing the number of new houses commenced and completed, respectively, under the 1923 and 1924 Acts?


Returns of progress, under the Housing Acts, are obtained monthly, and I shall be happy to arrange for their periodical circulation in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I do not think that I can fairly ask local authorities to furnish more frequent returns.

The following STATEMENT gives the required particulars in respect of the several Unions in which the Boroughs or Districts mentioned are wholly or partly included.
Borough or District. Union in which borough or district is included. Number of persons per 1,000 of estimated population in receipt of Poor Law relief on 21st March, 1925, in the Unions mentioned in column 2.
1. 2. 3.
Wednesbury M.B. West Bromwich 21.3
West Bromwich C B.
Darlaston U.D. Walsall 47.5
Walsall C.B.
Bilston U.D. Wolverhampton 27.5
Wolverhampton C.B.
Dudley C.B. Dudley 11.6
Tipton U.D.
Birmingham C.B. Birmingham 29.6
West Bromwich 21.3
The above figures as to persons in receipt of Poor Law relief do not include lunatics in asylums, persons in receipt of medical relief only, and casuals.