§ The Minister of Health (Mr. Elliot)
The aggregate number of houses is 1,404,576. The total amount of State subsidy paid in respect of the houses from 1919 up to 31st March, 1938, was £193,304,622. As the answer to the remainder of the question includes a number of figure, 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, 1938, was 426,276. From 1919 up to 31st March, 1936, local housing authorities in England and Wales completed 829,851 houses with State assistance, and during the two years ended 31st March, 1938, they completed a further 148,449 houses. A small proportion of these houses did not specifically attract 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.