§ Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE
asked the Minister of Health the number of houses reconditioned or improved under the Housing (Rural Workers) Act, the total cost of the work done, and the amount contributed through local authorities by way of grants and loans, respectively, up to the latest date for which the information is available?
I. State Assisted Houses. — By Local Authorities. By Private Enterprise. By Public Utility Societies receiving subsidy direct from the Minister. Completed— During Year ended 30th September, 1930 49,052 1,578 694 During Year ended 30th September, 1931 60,169 1,364 502 Under Construction— At 30th September, 1930 36,341 765 253 At 30th September, 1931 44,004 1,101 268 Not started but included in definite arrangements for construction— At 30th September, 1930 16,765 500 131 At 30th September, 1931 13,776 656 28
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.
II. Houses erected without State Assistance. — By Local Authorities. By Private Enterprise. Completed— During Year ended 30th September, 1930 … … 2,965 107,410 During Year ended 30th September, 1931 … … 3,119 129,790
The figures shown above exclude houses with a rateable value exceeding £78 (£105 in the Metropolitan area).674W
Sir H. YOUNG
Up to 30th September last, 4,047 dwellings had been re-conditioned or improved in England and Wales under the Act in question, and work was in progress at that date on a further 770 dwellings. The cost of the works cannot be stated, but the grants and loans promised by local authorities amounted to £407,077 and £13,688, respectively, of which sums, £311,924 and £4,836 had actually been paid by that date.