§ 15. Mr. McGOVERN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total 141 number of houses built in Scotland for each year since 1st January, 1928; and the number for slum clearance, intermediate, ordinary, and the number built for sale and letting respectively?
§ Following is the statement:
|STATEMENT showing number of houses built in Scotland for each year since 1st January, 1928.|
|Year.||Number of houses completed.|
|With State Assistance.||Without State Assistance.||Total|
|By Local Authorities.||By Private Enterprise.||Total.||By Local Authorities.||By Private Enterprise.||Total.|
|Slum Clearance.||Other than Slum Clearance.||Total.|
|* To 31st May, 1935.|
|† To 31st March, 1935.|
|‡ These figures include 27 houses which, were completed prior to 31st March, 1934, but intimation of which was not made to the Department until 1935.|
|§ Includes 260 houses built with State and local authority guarantee under Section 3 of the House (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act, 1933.|
|The term "intermediate" as applied to types of houses is peculiar to Glasgow and all such intermediate houses have been built under the Act of 1924. The number of these houses is included in Column 3.|
|Information is not available to show how many of the houses included in the statement have been built for sale and how many for letting, but it is probable that most of them fall into the latter category except those built by private enterprise with State assistance under the Housing, etc., Act, 1923 (namely, 17,752 since 1st January, 1928) and those built by private enterprise without State assistance which were probably mostly built for sale.|
19. Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has made any investigation into the houses of rural workers other than ploughmen whose occupation obliges them to live in a particular house; if so, how many of such houses have been visited and in what counties; how many of these houses would be recognised as two-, three-, or four-roomed houses, respectively, under the Housing (Scotland) Bill; and in how
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Jamieson)
As the answer involves a tabular statement, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ many cases, with the present occupiers, would there be overcrowding according to the standards laid down by the Bill?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE
I presume that the Noble Lady has in mind houses occupied by estate workers. If so, no information is available with respect to such houses, but the inspectors of the Department of Health have been instructed to undertake inquiries in the course of their other work.
Duchess of ATHOLL
Does my right hon. and learned Friend not remember that the Secretary of State for Scotland said in Committee, when this question came up, that he would sympathetically consider making an inquiry which would cover these houses, and I understood it was a special inquiry?
20. Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total number of ploughmen's houses investigated in recent months; the counties in which these houses were situated; the number of these houses that would be recognised under the Housing (Scotland) Bill as consisting of two, three and four rooms, respectively; and the number of these houses in which, with their present occupiers, there would be overcrowding according to the standards of the Bill?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE
Inquiries have been completed with regard to 1,168 farm cottages situated throughout Scotland with the exception of the counties of Shetland, Orkney, Sutherland, Dumfries and Wigtown. It is estimated that, on the basis of the minimum standard of accommodation proposed in the Housing (Scotland) Bill, 286 or 25 per cent. of these houses are overcrowded. As the
|Size of house.||Number.||Percentage of houses of different sizes.||Number overcrowded.||Percentage overcrowded.|
|Per cent.||Per cent.|
|4 or more apartments||…||…||…||206||18||3||1.5|