§ 37. Mr. SKELTON
asked the Minister of Health the number of persons who have obtained advances for house construction under Part III of the Housing Act, 1923?
Statistics are not available of the number of persons to whom advances have been made under the 1290 Small Dwellings Acquisition Act, 1899, as amended by Part III of the Housing, etc., Act, 1923. Under these provisions, however, and the somewhat similar provision of Section 92 of the Housing Act, 1925, the loans sanctioned since the Armistice to local authorities for the purpose of making advances, together with direct advances agreed to be made by the London County Council, amounted to about £58,500,000. In addition about £2,500,000 have been advanced by the Birmingham Corporation under special statutory powers.