§ Major PRESCOTT
asked the Minister of Health whether he can give the present estimated financial liability of the Government relating to approved schemes under the new Housing Act; whether he will state the total cost of salaries and -wages now being paid to Government officials and employés under the control of the Director-General of Housing for England and Wales; whether it is proposed to make any further appointments; and, if so, will he give the estimated cost thereof?
§ Dr. ADDISON
In reply to the first part of this questian. I would refer the hon. Member to the White Paper which was issued when the Housing Bill was before the House. The present expenditure on the remuneration of those engaged in the Housing Department of the Ministry, who are on a temporary footing, is at the rate of approximately £122,000 per annum. It is not at present proposed to make any further appointments.