36. Mr. DAVID ADAMS
asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities in England and Wales have made application for Exchequer grants in aid of accommodation to be provided, otherwise than in blocks of flats on expensive sites, for the abatement of overcrowding under the terms of Section 32 of the Housing Act, 1935: and also the number and amount of the grants approved by him under that Section up to the end of April, 1936?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Applications for subsidy under the Section cited by the hon. Member have been received from 23 local authorities, in respect of 1921 houses. Without in any way delaying the erection of the houses, it has been necessary in most cases to defer the decision on the subsidy question until further information is available, but subsidy amounting to £1,014 per annum for 20 years has been definitely granted in respect of 270 houses.
37. Mr. ADAMS
asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to issue a publication, with typical plans of large houses containing four and five bedrooms, for the assistance of local authorities in connection with their statutory duty to provide suitable alternative accommodation under the terms of the Housing Act, 1935, for large families at present living under overcrowded conditions?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The question raised by the hon. Member is at present under consideration. In the meantime, my Department have type plans of large houses which are available for the guidance of local authorities.