HC Deb 02 March 1925 vol 181 c43W

asked the Minister of Health how many water, electricity, gas, tramway, or omnibus services, or other trading concerns, are owned and managed by municipalities; the capital cost of the same; amount repaid; and the balance or deficits in each case for the, years 1923 and 1924?


The Annual Returns "Authorised Gas Undertakings" and "Tramways and Light Railways and Trackless Trolley Undertakings," compiled by the Board of Trade and the Ministry of Transport respectively and issued as Stationery Office publications, contain the available information in regard to those undertakings. As regards other municipally-owned trading undertakings information is published in the Annual Local Taxation Returns.

Act of 1923. Act of 1924.
No of Houses. No of Houses.
Authorised Completed Authorised Completed
Building by Local Authority 53,566 16,102 29,067 824
Building by private enterprise 129,723 41,780 970
183,289 57,882 30,037 824

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