asked the Minister of Health the number of houses completed during the nine months ended 30th June by local authorities and private enterprise, respectively, and the corresponding figure for the previous year?
§ Miss LAWRENCE
The following table gives the information for which the hon. Member asks:
Period. Completed by Local Authorities. Private Enterprise. State-Assisted. 9 mouths ended 30th June, 1931. 43,968 1,384 9 months ended 30th June, 1930. 35,279 1,164 Not State-Assisted.* 12 months ended 31st March, 1931. 3,360 125,368 12 months ended 31st March, 1930. 91,691† * Excluding houses with a rateable value exceeding £78 (£105 in Metropolitan Area). Returns relate only to half-yearly periods ending March and September. † Returns did not distinguish houses completed by local authorities from houses completed by private enterprise.
The figures shown above do not include houses erected by local authorities in replacement of houses demolished under improvement and reconstruction schemes confirmed prior to the passing of the Housing Act, 1930.