HC Deb 16 June 1927 vol 207 c1161
25. Mr. VIANT

asked the Minister of Health the number of houses erected in this country from the bginning of the year 1919 to the end of March, 1927, and their estimated value; and whether he has any figures showing the number and value of buildings erected for commercial purposes?


It is estimated that some 866,000 houses were erected in England and Wales between the beginning of 1919 and the end of March, 1927, but no particulars are available as to their estimated value. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative; but I might draw the hon. Member's attention to the statements published quarterly in the "Ministry of Labour Gazette," which are based on returns received from a number of local authorities in Great Britain, giving the estimated cost of various buildings for which plans were passed by those authorities during the period.