HC Deb 11 May 1948 vol 450 cc181-2W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the average expected grant per house to local authorities for each of the types of permanent non-traditional houses listed in Table F of the Housing Return for Scotland, and provided for in the Civil Estimates for the year ending 31st March, 1949, and a similar figure provided for permanent brick houses, with similar figures for grants paid during 1947.

Mr. Woodburn

The average amount of capital grant paid in 1947 for the non-traditional houses which are eligible for such grants was:

B.I.S.F. 250
Cruden 70
Orlit 140
Stuart 143
Whitson-Fairhurst 70
Permanent Aluminium Bungalows 765–786
No grants were paid in 1947 for the Atholl, Hilcon and Weir houses. It is expected 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 Swedish timber 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 vote of the Department of Health for Scotland are £203, £104 and £475 for types B, C and D respectively. No capital grant is paid on brick houses since the grant is intended as a contribution towards the excess cost of non-traditional over that of brick houses.

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