§ Mr. STRANGER
asked the Minister of Health (1) if any urban district councils in Berkshire, with populations of less than 50,000 inhabitants, have taken preliminary steps to prepare schemes under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924; and, if so, the number of houses in contemplation under such schemes:
(2) which, if any, of the rural districts in Berkshire have taken preliminary steps under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, to prepare schemes for the construction of houses for working-class families in agricultural and non-agricultural parishes, respectively?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
Since the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act was passed on the 7th August last, most local authorities have been in recess, and there has not been sufficient time for local authorities to formulate completely their proposals under the new Act. Local authorities have been requested to frame their policy so as to provide for continuous house building, and, in addition to submitting proposals for immediate building, to adopt programmes for work which they will be able to carry out effectively during the next two years. I shall be glad to give the House from time to time as complete information as possible.