HC Deb 21 January 1924 vol 169 cc555-6W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the local authority of Silverdale are not taking advantage of the Housing Act to encourage the building of houses; that a local builder, desirous of building several houses, is unable to get any satisfaction from the authority regarding the payment of the subsidy; that the Department, having written to the local authority on the matter, the clerk suggested that a reply be sent intimating that the letter would be referred to the housing committee; and that thereupon one of the members of the authority pointed out that the housing committee never met; and whether he will make urgent representations to the authority in question as to the need for putting the Housing Act into operation?


The administration of the Housing, etc., Act, 1923, for the Parish of Silverdale is in the hands of the rural district council. Although I have not yet received any actual scheme for the assistance of private builders, I understand from a letter received from the council on the 10th instant that the housing committee will meet shortly to consider the question. I am communicating again with the council with a view to expediting the matter.