§ Captain WATERHOUSE
asked the Minister of Health the number of subsidy-aided houses completed and ready for occupation in 1924 by private enterprise and by local authorities, respectively; the number of houses erected without subsidy during that year; and if he is able to estimate the number of houses which will, in normal circumstances, be completed in 1925 by private enterprise and by local authorities, respectively?
The number of houses completed with State assistance under the Housing Acts during the year ended 31st December, 1924, was
Local authorities schemes 17,275 Private enterprise schemes 35,455 Total 52,730
Returns as to building by private enterprise without subsidy are obtained half-yearly in March and September. During the year ended 30th September last 73,032 houses were so provided. With regard to the last part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question, I should not care to commit myself to such an estimate as ho suggests, but I am hopeful that the total output of houses in the coming year may exceed the number erected in any pre-War year.