§ 56. Mr. Finlay
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of a successful building experiment being carried out at Stockton-on-Tees which has enabled the provision of modern cooking, heating and bathroom amenities in old but sound premises which
Financial Year Estimated product of a penny rate Amount of rates estimated to be collected per head of population England Wales Scotland Great Britain England Wales Scotland Great Britain £'000 £'000 £'000 £'000 £ s. £ s. £ s. £ s. 1951–52 1,289 50 198 1,537 7 5 5 2 6 19 7 2 1952–53 1,310 51 204 1,565 7 13 5 11 8 7 7 12
previously lacked them; and whether he will instruct his research advisers to consider carefully the potentialities of this type of renovation.
§ Mr. Marples
My right hon. Friend is aware of this scheme, which was carried out with the aid of an improvement grant under the Housing Act, 1949. He is convinced that there is great scope for improvements of this kind all over the country, and is considering ways and means of encouraging more applications for improvement grants.