§ Mr. RILEY
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the regional survey for Yorkshire showed that the need for new houses in the Doncaster rural district was actually greater than the number of existing houses; how many houses have been approved by the Ministry for this district; and how many have been completed?
§ Lord E. PERCY
The survey made by the rural district council at the end of 1919 showed a gross estimated need of 9,967 houses, and the total number of2608W dwelling-houses in the district was returned as 8,234. Of the total need 1,062 houses were required to relieve overcrowding and 7,700 to meet anticipated deficiencies such as new industrial development. It was estimated that 8,300 houses would be built by agencies other than the local authority. The rural district council have erected 60 houses under the State Assisted Scheme, 172 have been erected by public utility societies and 613 with the aid of the private builders grant. In addition over 1,200 houses are in course of erection in the district by the Industrial Housing Association.