HC Deb 23 September 1943 vol 392 c415W
Sir I. Albery

asked the Minister of Health, with reference to the two rural cottages recently completed at Hildenborough, Kent, how, after allowing for the subsidy of £150 per cottage, the rental of 14s. 6d. a week is arrived at, inclusive of rates and water charges?

Mr. E. Brown

After allowing for the special capital subsidy of £150 from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Rural District Council estimate that outgoings on these cottages by way of loan charges, and allowances for repairs and management will exceed the amounts to be received in contributions from the Exchequer, the County Council and the Rural District Council by £21 7s. 4d. per annum. Rates amount to £14 3s. 4d. per annum and water charges to £2 9s. per annum. The rent, inclusive of rates and water charges, is represented by these three sums, which together amount to £37 19s. 8d. per annum or approximately 14s. 6d. per week.