HC Deb 29 June 1925 vol 185 c2040W

asked the Minister of Health the number of local authorities which have built or are now building houses under the 1924 Housing Act; the number of houses sanctioned under that Act; and the weekly rents charged, exclusive of local rates, for such houses?


459 local authorities in England and Wales have so far received approval to schemes under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, the number of houses authorised being 61,484 —59,947 to be erected by the local authorities and 1,537 by private enterprise. Of these 4,428 had been completed by local authorities and 33 by private enterprise on the 1st June; and 15,855 and 184 respectively were under construction at that date. I am advised that in general the rents charged approximate to the rents of houses erected under the Housing, Etc., Act, 1923.

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