HC Deb 25 March 1938 vol 333 cc1515-6W
Mr. Jenkins

asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the rate liability of each urban district council in Monmouthshire incurred in connection with assisted housing schemes?

Sir K. Wood

The following statement shows for each of the urban districts in Monmouthshire the equivalent rate in the £ of the contributions made from the general rate fund to the Housing Revenue Account in respect of the year 1936–37, the latest year for which particulars are available:

Name of Urban District. Equivalent rate in £.
Abercarn 2.3
Abertillery 2.3
Bedwas and Machen 13.3
Bedwellty 11.0
Blaenavon 1.0
Caerleon 1.3
Chepstow 1.8
Cwmbran 6.7
Ebbw Vale 2.4
Mynyddislwyn (particulars not yet available).
Nantyglo and Blaina 2.6
Pontypool 4.8
Rhymney 1.5
Risca 6.0
Tredegar 2.8
Usk 1.0

Notes.—(i) The Housing Revenue Accounts set up under the provisions of the Housing Act, 1935, relate to all houses (with a few exceptions) provided by local authorities as housing authorities, and may include a relatively small number of houses provided without State Assistance.

(ii) The expenditure represented by the rates in £ shown in the table fell to be met out of the general rate funds of the Councils consisting mainly of rates and of the block grants under the Local Government Act, 1929.