HC Deb 25 February 1920 vol 125 cc1695-6W

asked the Minister of Health whether, seeing that General Housing Memorandum So. 17 authorises the charging to capital account of the expenses incurred in employing additional temporary clerical assistance specifically in connection with a housing scheme, he can now say why the Repton Rural District Council has been refused permission to so charge expense that has been incurred in strict conformity with the provisions of said memorandum?


The expenses which the Repton Rural District Council have proposed to charge to their Housing Capital Account relate to assistance secured in respect of their general duties under the Housing Acts and not of definite housing schemes. Only expenses connected with the latter are chargeable to the Housing Capital Account.