§ Major HORE-BELISHA
asked the Minister of Health in view of the fact that the Long Ashton rural district council have not yet adopted a scheme for the assistance of private enterprise in building and of the serious shortage of houses and the willingness of private persons to build if provided with a subsidy, whether he will take some steps towards enforcing the adoption of some scheme by this council or, alternatively, is he prepared to make grants direct to the builders in this district if they make application to to his Department themselves?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
A scheme, for the assistance of private enterprise by the local authority has been approved, and I have so far authorised under this scheme the subsidising of 110 houses. I was informed recently that the district council had resolved to grant a lump sum subsidy in 39 cases for which applications had been received, and a loan1132W was sanctioned on the 6th February to enable the council to make the grants.