§ Mr. SAWYER
asked the Minister of Health the total sum paid to date from public funds as subsidies on houses built under the Housing Acts; and an estimate of the total deficit on such houses that has been borne by the local authorities out of the rates, apart from State grants?
§ Miss LAWRENCE
Up to 31st March, 1928, the total amount of the Exchequer subsidies paid under the Housing Acts in England and Wales was approximately £63½ millions, and the approximate amount borne by the local authorities out of rates in respect of State-assisted houses was about £10,000,000. Since that date an additional sum of about £20,000,000 has been paid by the Exchequer under these Acts, but information as to the additional sum borne by the rates is not yet available.