HC Deb 22 October 1919 vol 120 cc53-4W

asked the Minister of Health how many houses have actually been, up to the present, erected under the housing scheme in Great Britain; how many have been adapted; and whether he can inform the House what towns over 20,000 population have hitherto not risen ton realisation of their responsibilities in respect of provision to meet the shortage of dwellings?


asked the Minister of Health if he can state the number of houses that have been completed under the Government housing scheme?


The Returns up to Saturday last show that local authorities and public utility societies in England and Wales have 91Ainnitted detailed plans for 41,000 houses, of which 27,500 have been approved. lenders have been approved for 8,262 houses. Complete information as to the number of them which have-been finished is not available. Figures arc not available as to what adaptations have been made by local authorities up to the present. The Ministry itself has approved schemes in London in 310 cases. Of the 2S4 urban authorities, having a population of 20,000 or over, forty (including sixteen metropolitan boroughs) have not yet submitted definite proposals for housing schemes, though several of these forty authorities have consulted the Housing Commissioners with a view to submitting schemes. I have within the last few days reminded local authorities of the necessity for submitting definite proposals for meeting the housing needs of their districts before the end of the present month.

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