HC Deb 08 February 1934 vol 285 cc1292-3
51. Mr. HICKS

asked the Minister of Health which local authorities have submitted schemes, respectively, for building unsubdised houses and houses subsidised from the rates only under the 1924 and 1925 Housing Acts; in which instances the approval of the Minister has been granted or withheld or is under consideration; and the number and size of houses in each scheme?


The number of local authorities whose proposals for building without subsidy have been approved since May last is 53. I am sending the hon. Member a list of these authorities, with the number and size of the houses included in their proposals. Local authorities do not normally inform me to what extent, if any, they propose to subsidise their houses from the rates. I am afraid it would be impracticable to supply the particulars asked for in respect of proposals of this kind which have been under consideration but have not received approval.