§ 35. Mr. HERBERT WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Health if lie can state the total number of houses constructed during the six months ended 30th September, 1933, and, for comparison, the corresponding number during the same period of the previous year?
Sir H. YOUNG
The total number of houses completed in England and Wales during the six months ended the 30th September, 1933, was 113,332. The corresponding number for the six months ended the 30th September, 1932, was 95,515. The increase in comparison with the earlier period is thus 17,817 or 18 6 per cent. These numbers exclude houses of a rate-able value exceeding £78 (£105 in the Metropolitan area).
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Has the right lion. Gentleman any idea how many of these 100,000 houses were erected for the working-classes?
Sir H. YOUNG
As the answer involves a tabular statement I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I may say, however, that the total number of houses built without State assistance in the year to 30th September, 1933, which is 167,880 breaks the record.
|England and Wales.|
|Houses provided with and without State Assistance|
|Year ended 30th September—||With State Assistance.||Without State Assistance.||Totals.|
|By Local Authorities.||By Private Enterprise.||By Local Authorities.||By Private Enterprise.|