HC Deb 21 December 1932 vol 273 cc1065-6

asked the Minister of Health whether any subsidy is to be granted in respect of the four-roomed houses recently constructed by the Tring Council, and to be let at an inclusive rental of 4s. 7d. per week; and, if so, whether he can state the cost of constructing these houses, and whether the methods are such as could, with advantage, be copied by other local authorities?


I assume my hon. Friend is referring to some houses which are being provided by private enterprise at Tring. Subsidy will be payable in respect of these houses and the estimated rents of 4s. 7d. per week are exclusive and not inclusive of rates. The estimated building cost is, I understand, about £295 per house, which is not lower than the present price of similar houses being erected by a number of local authorities.