§ Mr. LOWTH
asked the Minister of Health how many tenders for houses have been approved since the passage of the Housing Act, 1923; how many houses are included in the tenders; how many houses have been completed; and how many schemes have been submitted for approval?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
It is not a condition of consent to the erection of houses under the Housing, etc., Act, 1923, that local authorities should submit tenders for approval. I have authorised the erection of 89,510 houses under the Act, and these are included in 907 schemes. On the 1st instant 44,183 houses were included in contracts or in direct labour schemes or in certificates approving plans issued to private persons. 3,506 houses had been completed on the 1st instant.557W