Mr. ALFRED T. DAVIES
asked the Minister of Health whether it is proposed to offer for sale municipal houses erected within the past four years; what numbers are to be offered and where are they situated; who is to be responsible for such sale; and at what prices are they to be offered?
§ Sir A. MOND
Local authorities were requested by my Department some considerable time ago to prepare schemes for the sale of houses, and I am sending the hon. Member copies of the instructions issued. The question of what further steps are desirable is engaging my attention. Up to now 52 local authorities in various parts of the country have applied828W for permission to sell houses, but I have no information at the present moment of the number of houses actually sold by them. The Housing Act, 1919, requires that the prices at which the houses are to be sold must be the best that can reasonably be obtained.