56. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Minister of Health the number of houses built of concrete construction, or of other special modes of construction, in local authority schemes and by private enterprise under the several Housing Acts?
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ The following is the answer:
§ Statistics are not available showing the total number of houses of concrete and other special methods of construction built since the War. Estimates based on returns obtained from local authorities in connected with State-assisted schemes under the Housing Acts of 1923 and 1924 show that contracts have been made for 41,849 concrete houses and 8,563 houses of other special methods of construction, of which 22,361 houses of concrete and 3,887 of other special methods have been completed under these Acts. Of the completed houses, 17,012 in concrete have been built by local authorities, and 5,349 by private enterprise; while of the houses built by other special methods, 2,600 have been completed by local authorities and 1,287 by private enterprise.