§ 47. Colonel ENGLAND
asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the effect, so far as can be ascertained, of the reduced building subsidy on the rate of building in this country; whether any concrete evidence has reached his Department that any projects of building have thereby been prejudiced; and whether the facts in his possession indicate the propriety of any further reduction in the near future?
I have no evidence to show that the reduction in the building subsidy for houses completed after 30th September next has had any prejudicial effect on the rate of building. It is too early as yet to form any conclusions of the propriety of any further reduction in the amount of subsidy and the hon. and gallant Member will be aware that under the Housing Act, 1924, the question of a further review of subsidy arrangements does not arise until October, 1928.
§ 34. Mr. GEORGE HALL
asked the Minister of Health if he will state the Exchequer contributions made each year
§ in respect of housing schemes in England and Wales, under the Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919, the Housing Act, 1923, and the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, and show the number of houses in each case for each year in respect of which subsidy was paid?
§ 57. Mr. GARDNER
asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the Exchequer contributions made each year in respect of housing schemes in England and Wales under the Housing, Town Planning, &c, Act, 1919, the Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919, the Housing, &c, Act, 1923, the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, and the Housing (Rural Workers) Act, 1926, and show the number of houses in each case for each year in respect of which subsidy was paid?
With the hon. Members' permission I will answer these questions together, and as the reply involves a statistical statement, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:1409
|EXCHEQUER CONTRIBUTIONS IN RESPECT OF HOUSING SCHEMES IN ENGLAND AND WALES.|
|Financial Year.||Number of Houses (completed by the end of each financial year) towards the expenses of which annual Exchequer Contributions were made.||Amount of Annual Exchequer Contributions paid in each Financial Year.||Financial Year.|
|Housing, Town Planning, etc. Act, 1919.||Housing, etc. Act, 1923.||Housing (Financial Provisions) Act. 1924.||Housing (Rural Workers Act 1926||Totals.||Housing Town Planning, etc Act, 1919.||Housing etc. Act 1923||Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924.||Housing (Rural Workers Act, 1926.||Totals.|
|1926–27 (11 months to 1st March, 1927).||174,350||233,232||84,069||—||491,651||5,274,392||701,967||288,068||—||6,264,427||1926–27 (11 months to 1st March, 1927).|
§ In addition, the following lump sum grants were paid under Housing (Additonal powers)Act, 1919:—
|Financial Year.||Number of Houses completed.||Amount of Exchequer Grant.|