HC Deb 23 February 1938 vol 332 c362
81. Colonel Nathan

asked the Minister of Health the total number of dwellings of suitable types erected by local authorities for elderly persons under the various Housing Acts; and whether it is his intention to encourage local authorities to erect such dwellings under the provisions of the Housing Bill now before Parliament?

Mr. Bernays

By the end of last month my right hon. Friend had approved the provision by local authorities of approximately 29,600 dwellings of the type to which the hon. and gallant Member refers: my right hon. Friend will continue to encourage the provision of such houses by local authorities with the assistance to be afforded under the Housing Bill now before Parliament.