§ 30. Mr. DOBBIE
asked the Minister of Health whether any grants have been made under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, towards housing schemes not completed by 30th June, 1934; what are they; and what are the circumstances under which the grant has been made?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
In no case has a grant been made to a local authority in the circumstances described. In one case grant has been paid to a voluntary housing association, the Westminster Housing Trust, in respect of a large block of flats which could not be completed by 30th June, 1934. In this case there were exceptional reasons for the payment of grant for which special Treasury sanction was obtained. In particular, construction of the flats was begun on the strength of a promise of grant given in good faith by the London County Council before the abolition of subsidy was announced.