HC Deb 05 March 1931 vol 249 cc612-3W

asked the Minister of Health what number of additional houses is required in Newcastle-on-Tyne in order that there may be available one house per family in the city; whether he proposes to take steps to ensure the early provision of this accommodation; and what estimated number of workmen can be employed in building the additional houses in question?


I am afraid the information sought in the first part of the question is not available. As regards the second part, the corporation are proposing to provide 5,182 houses in the next five years, and it is estimated that the average number of persons employed in building these houses will be 1,400.