§ Major GLYN
asked the Minister of Health whether the provisions of the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act of 1899, amended to meet modern conditions, has been used to any extent by tenants desiring to acquire ownership of their houses; and what were the statistics for 1924 and 1925, showing the use made of this Act in urban and rural areas, respectively?
Wide and increasing advantage is being taken of the facilities afforded by the Act referred to by the hon. and gallant Member, and also by Section 92 of the Housing Act, 1925. The amounts of loans sanctioned under these provisions for the purpose of making advances to prospective owner-occupiers and builders of houses (including direct advances made by the London County Council) during the years 1924 and 1925 are as follows:
Borough Councils which I could not accept. The by-laws—which do not refer to registered lodging houses only—were confirmed on the 5th of this month, but with an exception which will go some way to meet the views of the Southwark Council. Their objection reached me after the by-laws were confirmed. I will send the hon. Member a copy of my reply.