§ Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Minister of Health the number of houses, apart from those being constructed in connection with slum clearance, which have been built or are being built by municipal authorities since the abolition of the housing subsidy?
Sir H. YOUNG
The number of houses constructed by local authorities in England and Wales with State assistance, other than in connection with action under the Housing Act, 1930, during the period between 1st December, 1932, and 31st October, 1933, was 37,331. The number of such houses under construction at 31st October, 1933, was 21,906. In addition, 3,690 houses were under construction at the same date which will be allocated when completed either for the purposes of the Housing Act, 1930, or for those of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924. During the year ended 30th September, 1933, 1,236 houses were erected by local authorities in England and Wales without State assistance. Information as to the number of such houses under construction is not available.