§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health the number of houses to be built by the London County Council, on account of which subsidies will be paid, to the latest convenient date, together with the amount of rentals authorised to be charged for such houses?
The number of houses erected or authorised to be erected under the various Housing Acts by the London County Council with financial assistance from the State is 22,363. Approval for purposes of State grant has also been given to shim clearance schemes involving the provision of rehousing accommodation for about 16,500 persons. The rents of houses erected under the subsidy schemes now in force are not submitted to me for approval, but I understand from the County Council that some typical rents recently fixed by them range from 8s. 6d. per week to 14s. 6d. per week, exclusive of rates, according to the accommodation provided.