HC Deb 05 May 1938 vol 335 cc1020-1
44. Mr. Kennedy

asked the Minister of Health whether he is prepared to consider an increase in the amount of the subsidies available to local authorities under the Housing Act, 1935, and of the unit grants under the Act of 1930, in order to lighten the financial burden now borne by the authorities?

Sir K. Wood

I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1938, which has recently become law and prescribes new and, in a number of respects, increased rates of subsidy for the purposes referred to in the question.

50. Mr. Sexton

asked the Minister of Health the average amount of subsidy per house paid by the Treasury for houses built by local authorities in the county of Durham under the Housing (Overcrowding) Act since the passing of the Act?

Sir K. Wood

Up to 30th April, 1938, the average subsidy promised was £4 19s. a year per house. The subsidies will operate for 20 years except in the case of one local authority in which the period is 40 years.

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