HC Deb 22 November 1920 vol 135 cc72-3W

asked the Minister of Health the number of dwelling-houses completed in the United Kingdom for each quarter since the Armistice; and what is the approximate annual need of houses and the arrears that have to be made up at present?


Housing in Scotland and Ireland does not come within the purview of my Department, but in England and Wales the number of houses completed at the end of last year under the Housing Acts of 1919 was 253. The numbers completed during the quarters ended March, June, and September of this year were respectively 1,070, 2,790, and 5,357 houses, and the total number of houses completed by the end of October was 12,420. These figures do not include Army huts which have been converted into temporary dwellings, or houses built by private enterprise apart from the Government subsidy, for which figures are not available. The approximate annual need for working-class houses for the next few years may be put at 200,000.

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