HC Deb 14 March 1934 vol 287 cc369-70W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of houses under construction with the assistance of a State subsidy in each month from October, 1933, to the present date; the number approved for subsidy in each of the same months but not begun; the number constructed with the help of a State guarantee under the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1933; the number approved for guarantee but not begun in each month since the Act came into operation; and at what rents these houses are to be let?


The numbers of State-assisted houses under construction by local authorities and private enterprise in Scotland at the end of last October, November, December and January (the latest month for which statistics are available) were 20,238, 19,259, 18,856 and 18,694 respectively. The numbers of houses approved for subsidy but not begun at the same dates were 5,008, 4,794, 4,609, and 3,441 respectively. As regards the last three parts of the question, only one guarantee scheme under Section 3 of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act, 1933, has been submitted, and this is now under consideration.