HC Deb 24 February 1926 vol 192 cc535-6W

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is in a position to state, approximately, the rent which will be charged for the steel houses to be erected in Scotland; and if these steel houses are to be erected entirely in the towns, or if a small number will be erected in the rural districts in order that those resident in rural districts may have an opportunity of inspecting them?


I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the 2,000 steel houses to be built with State assistance by the Second Scottish National Housing Company (Housing Trust), Limited. The rents of these houses will fall to be fixed by the company, and I am not in a position to state the rents, which will vary in different localities according to the local circumstances. The houses will be built in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Greenock, Hamilton and Clydebank, except for 250 which will be erected on various sites in the Middle Ward district of Lanarkshire. For demonstration purposes a number of steel houses have been built at various country districts throughout Scotland.