HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 cc1862-3W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that 5,000 new houses are all that have been authorised in Glasgow; that there are 17,000 applicants for them; and what steps the Government propose to take to find suitable accommodation for the 12,000 applicants who will be unable to find accommodation?


I am informed that the facts are substantially as stated in the first two parts of the question. As regards the last part, I would point out to my hon. Friend that at the end of March only 1,003 of the houses sanctioned for Glasgow had been completed, 1,890 were then under construction, and 1,919 had not been commenced. These figures suggest that the building resources of Glasgow will be engaged for a considerable time to come.

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