HC Deb 11 February 1937 vol 320 c581
63. Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Health how many rural district councils in England and Wales have made application for Exchequer grants in aid of new housing accommodation required for the purpose of the abatement of overcrowding among members of the agricultural population under the terms of Section 33 of the Housing Act, 1935, and Section 108 of the Housing Act, 1936, and the number and amounts of the grants approved by him under those Sections up to the end of 1936?

Sir K. Wood

Up to 31st December, 1936, 30 rural district councils had made formal applications for the payment of contributions under Section 33 of the Housing Act, 1935 (now Section 108 of the Housing Act, 1936) and in accordance with the requirements of that Section these applications were referred to the Rural Housing Committee. Eleven of these applications had been dealt with by 31st December, 1936, the remainder being still under consideration at that date. The amounts of contribution granted were:

£8 in respect of 122
£7 10s. in respect of 12
£6 in respect of 2
£5 in respect of 58

Mr. Adams

Is the Minister satisfied with the progress made?

Sir K. Wood

I am always encouraging further progress.