HC Deb 15 April 1926 vol 194 cc496-7W

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of Section 5 of the Housing Act, 1924, he proposes to set up a committee to investigate the question of the continuance of the subsidy?


The question as to modification of housing subsidy will be determined in accordance with the terms of Section 5 of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924. This Section provides that the Minister of Health and the Scottish Board of Health shall after the let October next take this matter into con- sideration and shall consult with such associations of local authorities as appear to be concerned and with any local authority with whom consultation appears to be desirable.


asked the Minister of Health whether it is proposed in October next to reduce the subsidy on houses built by local authorities for letting under the Housing Act, 1924?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on the 25th March in answer to a similar question by the hon. Member for Lincoln (Mr. Taylor).