HC Deb 07 February 1939 vol 343 cc760-1W
Sir P. Hurd

asked the Minister of Health which rural district councils in England and Wales have made arrangements with private builders under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1933; and what was the total number of houses involved in such arrangements by 31st December, 1938?

Mr. Bernays

By the 31st December, 1938, the following rural district councils had given guarantees in respect of a total of 2,911 houses:

Barrow-upon-Soar. Keighley.
Cheadle. Rotherham.
Chesterfield. Wakefield.
Congleton. Wallingford.
Doncaster. Whiston.
Easthampstead. Winchester.
Flaxton. Worksop.

In addition, at the same date, guarantees had been promised by, or were the subject of active negotiations with, the following rural district councils in respect of 310 houses:

Chesterfield. Wakefield.
Eastry. Whiston.