§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Minister of Health the number of houses completed in England and Wales during the quarter beginning 1st January, 1932, and in each succeeding quarter?
Sir H. YOUNG
Since the returns as to houses provided without State assistance are furnished only for half-yearly periods ending March and September, it is not possible to give the figures for each quarter as desired. The following statement shows the number of houses completed in England and Wales during each half-year since 30th September, 1931:2319W
Half-year ended. Number of houses provided. 30th September, 1931 … 94,351 31st March, 1932 … 106,461 30th September, 1932 … 95,515 31st March, 1933 … 104,981 30th September, 1933 … 113,332 31st March, 1934 … 153,290
These numbers exclude houses of a rateable value exceeding £78 (£105 in Greater London).
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
The numbers of dwellings under construction by local authorities in England and Wales with the aid of Exchequer subsidy under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, or the Housing Act, 1930, at the end of each month from January to June, 1934, inclusive, were 29,121, 26,206, 21,720, 19,441, 17,429 and 16,020 respectively. These figures include progressively diminishing numbers under the first mentioned Act, and progressively increasing numbers under the Act of 1930. Monthly returns of the number of houses constructed by such authorities without financial assistance from the Exchequer are not available.