§ 94. Mr. SHEPPERSON
asked the Minister of Health what is the number of houses within the area of rural district councils in England and Wales built under the Housing Act of 1923; what is the number of houses built in similar areas under the Housing Act of 1924; and what is the number of houses purchased by occupiers in the same areas under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The number of houses completed up to the 1st instant within the areas of rural district councils in England and Wales under the Housing, &c, Act, 1923, and the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, was:
|Act of 1923||17,350|
|Act of 1924||270|
§ Up to January last rural district councils had made advances under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act to owner-occupiers for the purchase of 466 houses; and, in addition, had made advances under Section 5 of the Act of 1923 in respect of 1,231 houses, and had given guarantees to building, etc., 2073 societies covering 38 houses. Certain county councils tad also made advances under these provisions, but my right hon. Friend has no information as to the number of houses in rural districts in respect of which advances had been made by these authorities.