HC Deb 27 July 1933 vol 280 cc2792-3W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that under the Housing Act, 1924, an average of 50 houses a year was built in Ely; that no further schemes for continuing such building operations can be put into effect owing to the withdrawal of the subsidy under the present Act; and whether he intends to take any steps which will enable this town to continue supplying an adequate number of houses for its inhabitants?


If there is a need for working-class houses in Ely which will not be met by private enterprise, it is the duty of the housing authority to promote a scheme to meet that need. There is no reason why the withdrawal of the 1924 Act subsidy should lead to the arrest of building operations.