§ 66. Mr. Skinnard
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many houses have been already completed and occupied under the Rehabilitation Scheme in Jamaica; how many are under construction; and what total it is proposed to build under the scheme.
Mr. Creech Jones
There are two schemes, one financed by loan from His Majesty's Government for the rehousing necessitated by the 1944 hurricane, and one for enabling ex-Service men to construct houses as one of the measures for helping them to re-establish themselves in civil life. The particulars are as follow: (a) Hurricane rehousing scheme:—(1) 4,748 houses completed and occupied: (2) 2,109 under construction; (3) Some 1,500 remain to be built. (b) Ex-Service men's rehabilitation scheme:—(1) 105 completed; (2) 79 under construction; (3) It is not possible to say how many houses will be built under this scheme, since many applications are still under consideration and further applications may be received from men who have not yet returned to Jamaica. It is hoped that about 300 more houses will be built under the scheme in the financial year 1947–48.