§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Health how many houses have been erected since the War by local authorities under the various Housing Acts, showing the number erected under each Housing Act, and the national and local assistance per house and the total annual payments by the Treasury and from the rates towards assisted housing schemes?
1930 Sir H. YOUNG
With regard to the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the second issue if the series of half-yearly statements on the progress of housing in England and Wales which will be available shortly, and will show the numbers of houses provided by local authorities under each Housing Act since the Armistice. Particulars of the Exchequer and local annual contributions per house in respect of houses erected by local authorities are as follow:
Exchequer—Present average amount per house £38 10s.
Rates—Present average amount per house £6.
Note.—The Exchequer subsidy depends on the annual loss and the produce of a penny rate and may vary from year to year. The above figures are the approximate amounts for the year 1934–5.
(a) £6 per house for houses completed by 30th September, 1927.771W
(b) £4 per house for houses completed after 30th September, 1927, and not later than 30th September, 1929.
Rates:—Particulars not available.
(a) £9 per house for completed by 30th September, 1927. (£12 10s. for house in agricultural parishes.)
(b) £10s. per house for houses completed after30th September, 1927, and not later than 30th June, 1934.(£11 for houses in agricultural parishes.)
(c) £5 for aged persons houses. (£7 6S. 8d. for houses in agricultural parishes.)
(a)An amount equivalent to £4 10s. per house per annum for 40 years for houses completed by 30th September, 1927.
(b) An amount equivalent to £3 15S. per house per annum for 40 years for houses completed after 30th September, 1927, and before 30th June, 1934. The above are the statutory maximum amounts which a local authority are required to contribute in order to comply with the special conditions but the actual contribution may be more or less in certain cases. (Section 3 (1) (e) of the Act of 1924.)
(a) £2 5s. per person displaced and for whom new housing accommodation is provided. (£2 10s. per person where houses are provided in agricultural parishes.)
(a) £3 10s. per person where rehousing accommodation is provided in tenement buildings of more than three storeys on a site in a clearance area or on other sites of high value.
Rates.—Equivalent of £3 15s. per annum for 40 years.
The total amount of Exchequer and local contributions made each year since the Armistice in respect of State-assisted houses is as follows:772W
Financial year. Exchequer contributions paid in the year. Balance of expenditure of Local Authorities not met by rents, Government Grants, or other specific receipts. 1919–20 … 20,455 205,942 1920–21 … 3,097,301 729,346 1921–22 … 9,109,366 776,760 1922–23 … 9,655,398 596,044 1923–24 … 7,857,815 595,746 1924–25 … 8,050,132 1,079,518 1925–26 … 7,833,756 1,605,511 1926–27 … 8,376,044 2,151,463 1927–28 … 9,540,976 2,069,786 1928–29 … 10,669,974 2,795,154 1929–30 … 11,132, 803 2,331,444 1930–31 … 11,875, 806 2,734,786 1931–32 … 12,731, 603 2, 736, 429 1932–33 … 13,349, 758 2,717,041 1933–34 … 13,432, 626 * 1934–35 … 13,758, 256 * * Not yet available.