§ 44. Mr. HAYES
asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities in England and Wales have failed to promote housing schemes under the Housing, &c., Act, 1923, and the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924?
The number of local authorities in England and Wales who have not promoted schemes for the provision of houses either by themselves or by private enterprise, under the Housing, &c., Act, 1923, or the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, is 158. 1092 Of these authorities, 58 carried out a housing scheme under the Housing, Town Planning, &c., Act, 1919.
§ 48. Mr. MACKINDER
asked the Minister of Health what local housing authorities in England and Wales have under-haken housing schemes by direct labour; how many houses in all have been so built; and what was the average cost of parlour and non-parlour houses, respectively?
83 local authorities have so far undertaken housing schemes by direct labour in England and Wales under the. Hot sing Acts of 1923 and 1924. I will send the hon. Member a list of these local authorities. 10,587 non-parlour and 4,002 parlour houses are included in these schemes. I have no information as to whether all these houses have been completed or as to their final cost, but the average estimated costs of the houses prior to commencement, excluding the cost of land, development, &c., were £422 for a non-parlour and £469 for a parlour house.