§ 69. Sir P. HURD
asked the Minister of Health if his Department is sanctioning the building of further subsidised council houses in rural areas; and, if so, on what conditions as to cost, rent, and accommodation?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
Yes, Sir. The houses are of course subject to the statutory conditions of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, the Housing Act, 1930, or the Housing (Rural Authorities) Act, 1931, as the case may be. The cost is kept as low as possible, and the houses are normally of the three-bedroomed type. The rent of the houses is determined by their cost and the appropriate statutory conditions. In the case of houses erected under the Act of 1931, the rent aimed at is 3s. to 4s., exclusive of rates.