HC Deb 12 December 1944 vol 406 c1055
83. Sir Percy Hurd

asked the Minister of Health how many houses have been reconditioned in England and Wales under the Rural Housing Acts by county and district councils, respectively; and what evidence he has of their intention to make the fullest use of their powers in improving living conditions in the rural areas.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health (Miss Horsbrugh)

The number of rural cottages reconditioned in England and Wales with financial assistance from county and district councils, including cases where work is in progress, is 15,605 and 7,579 respectively. The readiness with which these authorities have collaborated in setting up the joint county committees recommended by the Hobhouse Sub-Committee as a preliminary step in improving administration, is encouraging evidence of their intention to do everythng in their power to improve rural living conditions.