HC Deb 29 July 1937 vol 326 cc3306-7
66. Colonel Nathan

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 Section 107 of the Housing Act, 1936; and the number and amount of the grants approved by him under those Sections up to the end of June, 1937?

Sir K. Wood

As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Up to the end of June applications have been received from 151 local authorities, and grants have been approved for 43 local authorities covering 2,459 houses, the grants being £5 for 1,805 houses, £4 for 446 houses, £3 for 48 houses and £2 for 160 houses for a period of 20 years in each case. As regards the remainder 45 are under consideration, 17 have been withdrawn, 24 have been deferred in agreement with the local authority and 22 have been refused.