HC Deb 19 February 1931 vol 248 c1470W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether building has yet been begun under the Housing and Slum Clearance Act, 1930; whether and, if so, how many houses have been completed; and how many housing authorities in Scotland have framed and adopted schemes under the provisions of that Act?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply on this subject given on the 10th instant to the hon. Member for the Cathcart Division (Mr. Train). According to the latest returns received from local authorities, showing the position as at 31st January, none of the 612 houses, the erection of which has been approved by the Department of Health for Scotland for the purposes of subsidy under the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1930, has been completed; but 298 are under construction.