HC Deb 23 December 1937 vol 330 cc2164-5W
Captain A. Evans

asked the Minister of Health the number of State-subsidised houses now under construction in Wales and England, respectively?

Sir K. Wood

The following statement shows the numbers of houses which were under construction in England and Wales, respectively, at 31st October, 1937, the latest date for which figures are available, (a) by local housing authorities and (b) by private enterprise with State assistance.

Number of houses under construction at 31st October, 1937.
By Local Housing Authorities.* By private enterprise with State assistance.
England 65,069 3,197
Wales 3,354
* Owing to the pooling arrangements effected by the Housing Act, 1935, all houses now provided by a local housing authority share in any State assistance given to that authority in respect of their houses.

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