HC Deb 23 July 1924 vol 176 cc1322-3W

asked the Minister of Health if he will give the figures showing the progress under the Housing Act, 1923, up to the commencement of this month?


The following statement shows the position of housing schemes under the Housing, Etc., Act, 1923, on the undermentioned dates:—

I. —Houses authorised by the Minister of Health up to the 9th July, 1924:—
To be erected by Local Authorities 52,198
To be erected by private enterprise 96,685
Total 148 883

II. —Houses included in Definite Arrangements on or before the 1st July, 1924:—
Schemes of Local Authorities—
Number of houses included in contracts or in approved direct labour schemes 32,793
Private Enterprise—
Number of houses included in undertakings given by the Local Authorities under Section 2 (3) 62,492
Number of houses approved by the Minister under Section 3 and included in contracts 4,842
Total (included in Table I) 100,127

III.—Building Progress at 1st July, 1924:—
Foundations completed. Roofed in. Total under construction. Completed.
Schemes of Local Authorities 8,222 6,126 14,318 6,480
Private Enterprise 16,120 14,182 30,302 11,234
Total houses (included in Table II) 24,342 20,308 44,650 17,714
Note.—Tables II and III. For 30 Local Authorities, from whom Returns for the 1st July, 1924, have not yet been received, the numbers included above are taken from the previous months Returns.


asked the Minister of Health what was the total number of dwelling-houses built under the Addison scheme during each year from 1919 to 1923, inclusive?


The numbers of houses completed in each year from 1919 to 1923 under schemes authorised by the Housing Acts of 1919 were as follow:—

Year. Local Authorities' and Public Utility Societies' Schemes. Private Builders' Subsidy Schemes. Total.
1919 100 100
1920 9,171 6,540 15,711
1921 68,255 18,414 86,669
1922 74,769 14,232 89,001
1923 15,679 15,679
167,974 39,186 207,160