HC Deb 17 February 1926 vol 191 cc1948-9W

asked the Minister of Health what percentage of the population of Devonport are living in conditions which according to the census definition are officially recognised as overcrowded; and what is the figure for the St. Aubyn and Nelson Wards, respectively?


I regret that the figures asked for are not available. The census statistics of housing density are tabulated for the County Borough of Plymouth only as a whole, and net for its constituent areas.


asked the Minister of Health how many houses suitable for the working classes have been built in Devonport in each of the years since, and including 1919, and how many under assisted schemes in each of the years in question?


I am unable to give separate statistics for Devonport, but the following table gives the information desired so far as it is available, for the County Borough of Plymouth, which includes Devonport:

Year. Number of houses completed. Total.
In connection with State Assisted Schemes. By unassisted private enterpris (not exceeding £26 rateable value).
1920 4 Information not available. 4
1921 269 269
1922 413 413
1923 36 64* 100
1924 106 266* 372
1925 213 258* 471
1926 (Up to 1st Feb.) 11 11
1,052 588 1,640
* For the years ended 30th September in each case.


asked the Minister of Health whether he will give particulars of the sites acquired by the Plymouth Corporation since the War for assisted housing schemes, giving the price per acre of each site together with

SITES acquired by the PLYMOUTH CORPORATION since the War for Assisted Housing Schemes.
Name of Site. Area in Acres. Price paid. Price per Acre. Gross and Assessable Values before Purchase by Council.
£ £
Beechfield* 7.75 3,500 451 Gross value, £54; Assessable value, £12 15s.
North Prospect 170.0 53,000 312 Gross value, £588; Assessable value, £174.
Stone Hall, Stonehouse 2.18 3,100 Gross value, £100; Assessable value, £80.
(Including cost of a large house converted into flats without financial assistance.)
Strand Street Stores, Stonehouse. 0.27 1,300 Gross value, £110; Assessable value, £92.
(Including buildings on site.)
* Subsequently sold to Great Western Railway Company.