§ Miss LAWRENCE
Particulars of the number of agricultural cottages built in rural areas are not available, but the total number?. of houses erected in rural districts with the aid of subsidies under the Housing Acts of 1923 and 1924 up to the 1st June last were 107,092 and 30,126 respectively, and, of the latter, 12,449 were built in agricultural parishes. The rents charged for houses provided under the Acts in question are not subject to my right hon. Friend's specific approval, and particulars of the rents actually charged are not available in my Department. I may add, however, that information as to the rents in certain rural areas was specially obtained in 1925, and a statement was circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT of 11th May, 1925. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the statement.