HC Deb 11 April 1928 vol 162 c1201

asked the Minister -of Health if he is aware that since the tax-exemption ordinance was passed in New York on 27th September, 1920, an official report states that the following progress has been made in house-building there; in 1920, houses planned 5,675, tenements planned 62, families provided for 8,588; in 1921, houses planned 14,780, tenements planned 824, families provided for 33,588; and in 1922, families provided for 114,330; and if he will endeavour to obtain through official channels a Report which will enable the House to consider the advisability or not- of introducing similar legislation in this country?


I have already obtained information about the American experience, and I propane to deal with this question of rate exemption when moving the Second Reading of the Housing Bill.