HC Deb 26 April 1955 vol 540 cc748-9
23. Mr. MacColl

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the amount of advances made by local authorities in England and Wales under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts and Housing Acts during the 12 months beginning 1st April, 1953, and 1st April, 1954, for the acquisition, construction, conversion or alteration of houses.

Mr. Deedes

Figures for the year 1954–55 are not yet available. As the answer to the remainder of the Question contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

The figures for 1st April, 1953, to 31st March, 1954, are as follows:
Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts
 (a) for acquisition of houses 10,270,340
 (b) for construction of houses 10,020,792
Housing Act, 1949
(a) for acquisition of houses 4,740,009
(b) for construction of houses 3,825,125
(c) for conversion of buildings 41,553
(d) for alteration of houses 142,707
Housing Act, 1936
Advances to Housing Associations for construction of houses 3,018,797
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