§ Mr. MILLS
asked the Minister of Health how many housing associations to build houses to let have begun to operate under the latest Housing Act; whether any encouragement is given to these voluntary associations; and whether the councils of Harpenden, Ware, Dorking, and Erith have yet begun to take advantage of the proposals or whether they propose to build direct or by contract under their authority?
§ Miss LAWRENCE
I am aware of two cases in which arrangements are being 455W made between a local authority and a public utility society under Section 29 of the Housing Act, 1930, but I am not aware of the making of any such arrangement by the councils mentioned in the second part of the question. The Ware Council have, however, undertaken to grant a loan under the Housing Act, 1925, and subsidy under the Housing Act of 1924 to a public utility society proposing to erect houses for letting.