Mr. T. WILSON
asked the Minister of Health if a number of small five-roomed cottages, recently erected by a builder at Hurlingham, Fulham, are let at a rental of £85 per annum, exclusive of rates and taxes; how much each of these cottages cost to build; how much this builder received as a subsidy for each cottage; and whether the Ministry has any power to regulate the amount of rent charged for houses built where the subsidy is paid?
§ Dr. ADDISON
Subsidy of £260 a house has been paid under the provisions of Section 1 of the Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919, in respect of six houses, comprising two living rooms and three bedrooms, built by private enterprise at Fulham. I have no information as to the cost of these houses or the rents at which they are being let; and I have no power to regulate the rents of the houses built with the assistance of the private builders' subsidy.