HC Deb 01 March 1929 vol 225 cc2342-3W
Viscount SANDON

asked the Minister of Health, what number and what proportion to the whole of the houses built during the life of the present Parliament up to the end of 1928 or later, both as to subsidy and non-subsidy houses, were built otherwise than of brick, giving the figures as to each of the various recognised types of construction and material?


General statistics of houses which have been constructed with materials other than bricks are not available. The only information in my possession relates to the numbers of houses erected under the Housing Acts of 1923 and 1924 with concrete and by other special methods of construction, and this information was first obtained in April 1925. Since that date 45,888 concrete houses and 8,194 houses of other special methods of construction had been completed up to the end of January, 1929, under the two Acts in question. These represent about 9 and 2 per cent. respectively of the total number of houses built during this period under the two Acts.