§ 49. Mr. LIDDALL
asked the Minister of Health how many houses have been provided under the Housing Act, 1933, by arrangement with the building societies; and how many houses have been completed under slum-clearance schemes?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
Up to the 31st March, 1934, guarantees had been given under Section 2 of the Act of 1933 in respect of 1,631 houses. In addition, guarantees in respect of 8,400 houses have either been promised or are the subject of active negotiations with the local authorities. Up to the same date, 17,569 houses had been completed under the Housing Act, 1930, for the purpose of rehousing persons displaced under the provisions of the Act. In addition, 14,201 houses were provided up to the 31st March, 1934, to rehouse persons displaced under Improvement and Reconstruction schemes prior to the Act of 1930.
§ Mr. MABANE
How many houses built under the Housing Act of 1933 are now occupied or available for occupation by tenants?
§ Mr. D. GRENFELL
In view of the complete failure and breakdown of the 1456 1933 Act to provide adequate housing accommodation at suitable rents, will the Ministry give sympathetic consideration to the claims of local authorities which now desire to build under that Act?