§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
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?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
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