§ Lieut.-Commander FLETCHER
asked the Minister of Health how many two-
740W roomed houses have been sanctioned for construction by his Department since the accession of the present Government to office?
— Barrow-in-Furness. Poplar. Total amount of relief granted on loan. Total amount repaid. Total amount of relief granted on loan. Total amount repaid. £ £ £ £ Year ended 31st March, 1921 … 10,385 73 707 75 Year ended 31st March, 1922 … 35,602 129 1,220 246 Year ended 31st March, 1923 … 91,383 130 1,764 179 Year ended 31st March, 1924 … 62,755 554 2,084 576 Half-Year to 30th Sept., 1924 … 17,233 756 1618 289
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
Information in the form desired by the hon. and gallant Member is not available, as detailed particulars of accommodation proposed to be provided are not required at the time of giving approval to a local authority's proposals where the houses to be erected will fall within the general limits of size laid down by the Housing Act, 1923. Approval has, however, been given under the Housing Acts to the erection of 316 dwellings having a floor area of less than 620 square feet., in the case of houses, or 550 square feet in the case of flats. Of these, 180 have been approved in connection with slum clearance schemes and 136 for aged miners' homes. The hon and gallant Member may take it that. these figures substantially cover the two-room accommodation approved for erection by or with the assistance of local authorities.