HC Deb 17 May 1928 vol 217 cc1192-3

asked the Minister of Health the number of houses local authorities have erected by direct labour during each of the last seven years?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)

As the answer involves a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Particulars as to direct labour schemes in the form desired by the hon. Member are not available, but the following statement gives information as to direct labour schemes approved since 1919.

Statement showing the number of houses included in direct labour schemes of local authorities approved since 1st January, 1919.

Under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1919 8,160

Under the Housing, etc., Act, 1923, and the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, during the years ended 31st March—

1924 (8 months) 1,522
1925 3,344
1926 4,667
1927 5,921
1928 5,948
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