Mr. DAVID ADAMS
asked the Minister of Health how many rural district councils in England and Wales have made application for Exchequer grants in aid of new housing accommodation required for the purpose of the abatement of overcrowding among members of the agricultural population under the terms of Section 33 of the Housing Act, 1935, and the number and amounts of the grants approved by him under that section up to the end of May, 1936?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
General proposals for the erection of houses to relieve overcrowding are not due for submission till the 1st August. Applications have, however, been received from three rural district councils, and are under consideration by the Rural Housing Committee appointed under Section 33 of the Housing Act, 1935.