§ Sir G. COLLINS
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of houses in Scotland approved for subsidy to 30th June, 1926, under the Housing, etc., Act, 1923, and the estimated capital value of the subsidies for these houses; and the number of houses approved for subsidy to 30th June, 1926, under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, and the estimated capital value of the subsidies for these houses?
§ Sir J. GILM0UR
Up to 30th June, 1926, the figures are as follow:
1923 Act houses approved 17,168 Estimated capital value of annual Exchequer contribution £1,304,768
In addition to the above, 9,121 houses have been approved for the erection with the aid of the grant for the improvement of insanitary areas under Section 1 (3) of the Housing, etc., Act, 1923. These houses replace existing insanitary houses. The estimated capital value of the annual grant under this head is £1,441,270; but as the grant is on a fluctuating basis it is impossible to give an accurate figure.
1924 Act houses approved 21,989* Estimated capital value of annual Exchequer contribution £;3,557,920
In addition the Government are providing moneys for the erection of 2,000 778W steel houses in different parts of Scotland by the Second Scottish National Housing Company (Housing Trust) Ltd.*Of these approximately 1,900 houses were transferred from the Act of 1923.