§ 51. Mr. GIBBINS
asked the Minister of Health whether plans have been submitted for the erection of houses in Liverpool during 1925; if so, how many houses were involved, the type of house to be erected, and the cost of the houses; 2458 and whether they are being constructed under the 1923 or 1924 Housing Acts?
During the present year approval has been given to the erection of 3,000 houses by the Liverpool Corporation. The types of houses are normally non-parlour houses with three bedrooms or parlour houses with three bedrooms: the area of the former type is about 814 superficial feet, and of the parlour houses approximately 950 square feet. The latest accepted tender prices covering 1,000 houses are £ 406 for the non-parlour house and £ 405 for the parlour house. Probably the whole of these 3,000 houses will be erected under the terms of financial assistance provided by the Act of 1924.
§ Sir JOHN PENNEFATHER
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied with the vigour with which the housing question is being dealt with in Liverpool, and is he also satisfied on the ground of economy?
§ 52. Mr. GIBBINS
asked the Minister of Health the number of houses built in Liverpool during the year 1924?
The number of State-assisted houses completed in Liverpool during the year 1924 was 505 of which 243 were erected by the Corporation and 262 by private enterprise. Information is not available for the calendar year as to the number of houses erected with State assistance, but during the 12 months ended the 30th September. 1924, the number completed was 275.