HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 c1429
18. Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Minister of Health what are the number of county councils and the number of rural district councils who have schemes sanctioned by him for the operation of the Housing (Rural Workers) Act; and how much money has been applied for by county councils and how much by rural district councils for the working of this Act?


Schemes under the Act submitted by 40 county councils and five rural district councils have so far been sanctioned. I have already approved applications in these cases, covering upwards of 2,600 houses. One county council (Devon) have applied for, and been granted sanction to, a loan of £6,000 for the purposes of the Act. No other similar applications have yet been received either from county councils or rural district councils.


Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to publish the list of the councils concerned and circulate it to the Press?


I will consider that suggestion.

Brigadier-General BROWN

Does not my right hon. Friend think that if he sanctioned more of the rural district councils' schemes, the Act would be more operated by them than is being done by the county councils?


I am giving every attention to the rural district councils' schemes.

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