HC Deb 15 May 1924 vol 173 cc1567-8W
Viscountess ASTOR

asked the Minister of Health whether he can circulate a statement of the progress made under the Housing, Etc., Act, 1923, showing the number of authorisations issued up to

III. Building Progress at 1st May, 1924.
Foundations completed. Roofed in. Total under construction. Completed.
Schemes of Local Authorities 6,940 4,791 11,731 4,629
Private Enterprise 14,988 9,282 24,270 5,890
Total houses (included in Table II) 21,028 14,073 36,001 10,519

NOTE.—Tables II and III. For 38 Local Authorities, from whom Returns for the 1st May, 1924, have not yet been received, the numbers included above are taken from the previous month's Returns.

1st May, the number of houses definitely arranged for by local authorities and private enterprise, respectively, the number under construction, and the number actually completed?


The following statement gives the information desired by the hon. Member:

Housing with State Assistance.

Statement showing the position of housing schemes under the Housing, Etc., Act, 1923, on the under-mentioned dates.

I. Houses authorised by the Minister of Health up to the 7th May, 1924:

To be erected by local authorities 45,647
To be erected by private enterprise 87,909
Total 133,556

II. Houses included in definite arrangements on or before the 1st May, 1924:

Schemes of local authorities:
Number of houses included in contracts or in approved direct labour schemes 28,754
Private enterprise:
Number of houses included in undertakings given by the local authorities under Section 2 (3) 52,225
Number of houses approved by the Minister under Section 3 and included in contracts 4,401
Total (included in Table I) 85,380