§ Sir K. Wood
As the answer includes a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The total number of houses completed by private enterprise in England and Wales with State assistance from 1919 up to 31st March, 1937, was 423,723. From 1919 up to 31st March, 1936, local housing authorities in England and Wales completed 829,851 houses with State assistance and during the year ended 31st March, 1937, they completed a further 71,029 houses. A small proportion of these houses did not specifically attract a subsidy, but owing to the pooling arrangements brought about by the Housing Act, 1935, all houses now provided by a local housing authority share in any State assistance given to that authority in respect of their houses. The total amount of State subsidy paid in respect of the houses from 1919 up to 31s1 March, 1937, was £178,715,463.