HC Deb 28 July 1925 vol 187 c244
57. Captain FRASER

asked the Minister of Health how many houses have been built under State-aided schemes during the years 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1924, respectively, and in 1925 up to the present date: how many are now in course of construction; how many have been authorised; how many houses have been authorised under the Housing Act of 1923; and how many under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act of 1924?


As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with the consent of the hon. and gallant Member, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The numbers of houses completed each year since 1919 in connection with State-assisted schemes under the Housing Acts were as follows:

1919 100
1920 15,711
1921 86,669
1922 89,001
1923 19,185
1924 52,730
1925 (up to 30th June) 44,293

Statistics obtained during the last two and a-half years show that, in addition to this number, 160,566 houses had been built by private enterprise without Government assistance in the period between 30th September, 1922, and 31st March, 1925.

The total number of houses authorised under the various Acts is 499,464, and on the 1st instant 63,495 were under construction. Under the Acts of 1923 and 1924 the numbers of houses authorised to be built are 218.769 and 66,969, respectively.