§ 20. Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been drawn to the overcrowding in the Enfield district; and what action is being taken by the local authority concerned to overcome the existing housing shortage?
I am aware of the need for houses in the Enfield district. The local authority have obtained my approval to a scheme for the erection of 609 houses under the Housing Act, 1923. Of this number, contracts have been arranged for 563, and 221 have been completed. The local authority have also undertaken, so far, to pay subsidy in respect of 171 houses to be built by private enterprise.
§ Mr. W. THORNE
Is the right hon. Gentleman in a position to tell the House whether any subsidy will be granted after October next?
§ Lieut.-Colonel JAMES
Is it not the case that the overcrowding in the Southern districts is far greater in proportion than it is at Enfield?