§ 62. Mr. L. SMITH
asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities have built shops on the building estates they are developing; whether such shops receive the building subsidy; what are their aggregate numbers; whether the local authorities concerned have to obtain official sanction in all cases before erecting such shops; and whether the loss incurred by any shops not being let becomes a charge on the rates?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
I regret that it is not readily possible to ascertain how many local authorities have built shops on their housing estates, or what are the aggregate numbers of such shops. No subsidy is payable under the Housing Acts in respect of shops. The reply to the fourth and fifth parts of the question is in the affirmative.