HC Deb 01 March 1929 vol 225 cc2339-41W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of houses built in agricultural parishes, under the Act of 1924, in each month since the Act came into operation?


The number of houses built monthly in agricultural parishes in Scotland under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, since the Act came into operation is as follows:

since education authorities came into existence?


The following table shows the sums additional to the normal grants, paid to each of the education authorities named, under the proviso referred to.


Returns showing the number of deaths caused by influenza during the four weeks 20th January to 16th February are limited to the 16 principal towns and similar information for all Scotland is not yet available. These returns show that cause of death certificates naming influenza numbered 1,017, but this number imperfectly shows the effect of the epidemic. The total deaths in the 16 towns numbered 5,984, and those from respiratory diseases (exclusive of those where influenza was specified) numbered 2,156, while in the corresponding period of last year these two numbers were 3,061 and 583 respectively, and a large proportion of these excesses, 2,923 and 2,554, may be attributed to influenza.