HC Deb 09 March 1939 vol 344 cc2369-70W
Mr. W. R. Duckworth

asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the average anticipated duration of effective use of council houses now being built with State subsidies?

Mr. Elliot

The period of repayment of the capital cost of these houses has been fixed at 60 years, and it is confidently expected by my advisers that, subject to reasonable care and proper maintenance, the effective life of the houses will be considerably longer.