asked the Minister of Health the number of houses erected under the Housing Act, 1919, in the counties of Derby, Durham, Northumberland, Lancaster, Cumberland, Warwick and Monmouth; and the amount of arrears of rent owing in each county upon these houses?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The following statement shows the number of houses erected under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1919, in each of the counties in question:1474W
County. Number of houses completed. By Local Authorities. By Private Enterprise. Total. Derby 3,520 92 3,612 Durham 7,184 222 7,406 Northumberland 4,693 8 4,701 Lancaster 23,222 78 23,300 Cumberland 1,287 — 1,287 Warwick 5,785 101 5,886 Monmouth 2,651 — 2,651
There are 232 local authorities having housing schemes under the Housing Act of 1919 in the counties mentioned and up to date information as to their arrears of rents could only be obtained by inquiry from each authority involving a considerable amount of work which I hesitate to put in hand at the present time of general pressure of work. If my hon. Friend would care to have the information in regard to any selected authorities I will have it obtained.