§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health the number of dwelling-houses erected and in course of erection in the County of London or in the area of Greater London for the 12 months ending 31st December, 1924; how many of these houses were of the non-parlour type erected under the State-assisted housing scheme; and the average cost of land and development per house?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
During the 12 months ending 31st December, 1924, 5,546 houses were completed in connection with schemes under the Housing Acts in districts wholly or partly in the Metropolitan police district, and a further 4,908 houses were in course of construction on the 31st December. Precise information as to the number of non-parlour houses included in these figures is not available, but it is estimated that two-thirds of the houses were of this type. Similar information in regard to houses erected by private enterprise without State subsidy is not available for the period in question, but during the1752W 12 months ending 30th September last the houses so completed were:
Not exceeding £35 rateable value 10,162 Exceeding £35 but not exceeding £70 rateable value 3,954 Exceeding £70 but not exceeding £105 rateable value 426 Total up to £105 rateable value 14,542
On the 1st October the following numbers of houses were in course of construction:
(a) Five rooms or less 3,845 (b) Six, seven, or eight rooms 5,049 (c) Nine rooms but not more than 12 rooms 288 Total 9,180
Information is not available as to the average cost of land and development per house.