§ Mr. HICKS
asked the Minister of Health what is the total number of houses contained in proposals submitted by local authorities in England and Wales for approval under the proviso to Section 1 of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1933; and how many of these houses will be approved for Exchequer assistance under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924?
Sir H. YOUNG
I regret that these figures are not available. Applications submitted by local authorities are often indefinite on the point of the number of houses to be provided, and, as regards the second part of the question, a number of applications are still under consideration. The number of houses so far approved under the proviso is approximately 6,000.