HC Deb 26 March 1957 vol 567 c948
12. Mrs. Mann

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland for how many houses tenders have been accepted since August, 1956; and how many of these have been completed.

Mr. J. N. Browne

Since 1st August, 1956, my right hon. Friend has approved tenders for 13,856 houses, of which 3,462 were covered by proposals received before, and 10,394 by proposals received on or after that date. Six houses in the latter group have been completed.

Mrs. Mann

If there are six or 600 will they be subject to the reduction in the subsidy provided for in a Bill which has not yet become an Act?

Mr. Browne

No, Sir.

25. Mr. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of new houses for which tenders were approved in February last; and if he will give the same information for February, 1956 and 1955.

Mr. J. N. Browne

In February, 1957, my right hon. Friend approved tenders for 2,947 houses. The corresponding figures for February, 1956, and February, 1955, are 2,414 and 998, respectively.