§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Health (1) the average expected grant per house to local authorities for each of the types of permanent non-traditional houses listed in Table II of the housing return; for the permanent aluminium house provided for in the Civil Estimates for the year ending 31st March, 1949; and a similar figure provided for a permanent brick house;
(2) the average subsidy per house paid during 1947 to local authorities on each of the permanent non-traditional houses listed in Table II of the housing return; for the permanent aluminium house; and similar figure for a brick house.
§ Mr. Bevan
The average amount of capital grant paid in 1947 for the non-traditional houses which are eligible for such grants was—
£ Airey Rural 175 British Iron & Steel Federation 244.5 British Steel Construction 50 Cussins 148 Dykes CCC 95 Laing's Easiform 112 Orlit 109 Spooner 72 Steane 65 Tarran 110 Unity 114 Wates 108 Wimpey 83 Woolaway 94 Permanent aluminium bungalows 708
It is anticipated that the same amount of grants will be paid during the present financial year in respect of the houses which have been included in approved proposals.
In addition Howard and Swedish houses were sold to local authorities under Section 3 of the Building Materials and Housing Act, 1945. Payments to the Building Materials Fund from the Ministry of Health vote are £490 for each Howard house and £505 and £475 for each Swedish A and D house respectively.
No capital grant is paid on brick houses since the grant is intended as a contribution towards the excess cost of nontraditional over that of brick houses.