HC Deb 23 February 1927 vol 202 cc1745-6
22. Major GLYN

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what arrangements have been made at Devonport, with the assistance of the Admiralty and the local authority, to provide houses for those civilian employés who, having been employed on naval dockyard work at Rosyth, were transferred to Devonport when the northern dockyard was closed down; how many men are affected; and what is the financial aid that is being given by the Admiralty in kind or cash, and how much money is being provided by the local authority?


A scheme has been drawn up for the erection of some 174 houses by a public utility society which I understand is now in process of formation by the dockyard employés, and the Admiralty have expressed their willingness to convey the necessary land for the erection of the houses. The Corporation of Plymouth are, I understand, prepared to accept the proposed houses as eligible for subsidy, and to advance money to the society under Section 92 of the Housing Act, 1925. The value of the land is equivalent to about £25 per house.

Major GLYN

Did the Treasury offer any objection to that arrangement?


No, Sir; this was done after consultation with the Treasury. I dare say there may possibly have been differences of opinion at one time, but it is done by agreement with them.