HC Deb 02 July 1919 vol 117 cc994-5W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Glasgow Corporation have been informed that no financial assistance can be given in respect of the Garngad Housing Scheme, in view of the fact that the houses included in this scheme were also included in the numbers reported to the Local Government Board in reply to their circular of 10th August, 1917, that building was not begun until December, 1917, and that it would have been quite easy for the corporation to have postponed the scheme had they not recognised the urgency of the situation?


The building of these houses was commenced at the end of 1917 without any understanding that financial assistance from the State would be available, and the corporation was definitely informed in September, 1918, by the Local Government Board that the scheme could not be regarded as within the terms of the Housing Circulars issued by them. I am unable to devote to such a scheme part of the financial assistance voted for new construction after the War.