§ Major PRESCOTT
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether 376W he can give the total number of municipal houses now in course of erection under the new housing Regulations; and if he will give the number of houses in course of erection by public utility societies and the percentage thereof as compared with those of the county and local authorities?
§ Major ASTOR
My right hon. Friend has information of work which has been commenced in connection with housing schemes for some 2,100 houses which are being built by local authorities. In some cases only the work on streets and sewers has been begun. It is anticipated that work in connection with local authorities' schemes involving 1,100 houses will be begun in the course of a few days. Public utility societies have started operations on schemes which will provide about 600 houses.