43. Lieut.-Colonel WATTS-MORGAN (for Mr. HIRST)
asked the Minister of Health how much public money has been expended on the reconditioning of rural cottages under the Act of 1926; and how many buildings and cottages not previously occupied are now occupied as a result of reconditioning?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The total amount paid by local authorities in England and 919 Wales up to 31st March, 1932, by way of grants under the Housing (Rural Workers) Acts was £376,932. One-half of this amount is being defrayed by the Exchequer by annual grants towards the loan charges, the amount so paid to 31st March last being £10,530. 4,775 buildings have been converted or improved. My right hon. Friend is unable to say how many were previously unoccupied.