HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 c1863W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is now in a position to announce proposals with regard to loans to private builders to promote the erection of houses at economic costs, with the view of finding employment in industries connected with the building trade, and thus saving national expenditure which will be otherwise necessary to support the unemployed?


Section 21 of the Housing Act, 1919, the operation of which has been extended, already provides for loans by the Public Works Loan Commissions to private builders constructing houses for the working classes.