HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 cc1714-5W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether work has begun on any of the housing schemes sanctioned by the Board; and, if so, where?


I am not in a position to-day to give my hon. Friend complete information, but I understand that work is in progress in some cases on the houses, in some cases only, as yet, on the streets and sewers, on schemes promoted by local authorities at:

  • Sheffield.
  • Bolton-upon-Bourne.
  • Birmingham.
  • Wells-next-the-Sea.
  • Bristol.
  • Great Yarmouth.
  • Ipswich.
  • Norwich.
  • Wakefield.
  • Bilston.
  • Evesham.
  • Wolverhampton.

It is anticipated that work will begin within a few days on other schemes at:

  • Wakefield.
  • Cambridge.
  • Swansea.
  • Hawarden.
  • Bury.
  • Guildford.
  • Chesterfield.
  • Whitehaven.
  • Egremont.
  • Northwood-Ruislip.

In the case of public utility society scheme, work is in progress at:

  • Askern Coal and Iron Company.
  • Bullcroft Villages.
  • Aberconway Garden Villages.
  • Braintree Co-operative Homes, Ltd.
  • Swanpool (Lincoln).
  • Jordan's Village (Bucks).
  • Abingdon—Pavlova Leather Company.
  • Redcar—Dorman Long and Company.
  • Oldbury—Moat Estate, Limited.
  • Tredegar Iron Company.

In other cases, we understand that a start will be made after Whitsuntide.