§ Mr. LONGBOTTOM
asked the Minister of Health the number of houses built under the 1919 Housing Acts up to the end of 1928, by local authorities and private enterprise, respectively?
Up to the end of 1928, 170,058 houses had been completed by local authorities, and 4,545 by private enterprise, under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1919; under the Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919, 39,186 houses had been completed by private enterprise.
§ Mr. DENNISON
asked the Minister of Health the number of working-class houses built since the Armistice to the end of 1928 without State assistance?
Returns as to houses erected without State assistance are obtained half-yearly to the end of March and September respectively. The houses are riot classified in the returns as working-class and non-working-class houses, but are shown under certain limits of rateable value. The following is a summary of the information obtained:
Estimated numbers of houses built without State assistance since the Armistice to the end of September, 1928. Of a rateable value— (i) Not exceeding £26* 297,110 (ii) Exceeding £26 but not exceeding £52* 102,941 (iii) Exceeding £52 but not exceeding £78* 13,091 Total 413,142 * In the Metropolitan Police District the rateable values are £35; £35 to £70; and £70 to £105 respectively.