HC Deb 31 July 1934 vol 292 cc2468-9W

asked the Minister of Health the capital value of housing and public works schemes in respect of which local authorities applied for loans from the Public Works Loan Commissioners during the years ended 31st March, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1934; the value of such applications withheld and granted, respectively, in each year, distinguishing in each case the purpose of the loan; and whether he will make available to Members similar information for each subsequent year as soon as may be after the close of such year?


I have been asked to reply. Full particulars of the sums advanced by the Public Works Loan Board in the years 1930, 1931, and 1932 are contained in the 56th, 57th and 58th Annual Reports of the board; the 59th Report, covering the year 1933, will be available shortly. The further details asked for by my hon. Friend are not readily available, and in the absence of any generally expressed desire that the present reports should be amplified as he suggests, I am reluctant to ask the board to undertake the additional work involved.