§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Health the number of houses started and the number completed during the quarter ended 31st March, 1925; the number in course of construction on 31st March, 1925; and, for comparison, the corresponding figures for the same period and date, respectively, of 1924?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Particulars as to progress of house-building are obtained half-yearly as regards houses erected by private enterprise without State financial assistance, and I hope that particulars for the period to the 31st March will shortly be available. As regards State-assisted houses, returns are obtained monthly. The latest figures available are for the 1st March last. During the three months ending that date, 21,758 houses were commenced in England and Wales in connection with State-assisted schemes, 21,346 were completed, and 54,586 were under construction at the end of the period. The corresponding figures for the same period in 1924 were 16,042, 4,970 and 27,742.