HC Deb 20 October 1953 vol 518 cc241-2W
Mr. Hay

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the aggregate amount of Exchequer subsidies for all houses built since 1919, divided in relation to the various Acts of Parliament under which the subsidies were granted.

Mr. H. Macmillan

The aggregate amounts for England and Wales for the years ending with the year 1952–53 are:

Housing, Town Planning, etc. Act, 1919 187,172,874
Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919 9,498,156
Housing, etc. Act, 1923 (and amendments) 49,594,164
Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924 100,333,287
Housing Act, 1930 45,637,602
Housing Act, 1935 966,537
Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1938 (and amendments) 8,140,422
Housing (Financial & Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1946 (and amendments) 81,863,846

The figures for the Housing Acts of 1930 and 1935 include figures for the relevant provisions of those Acts as now consolidated in the Housing Act, 1936. Where a statutory authority has been amended or re-enacted it is as a rule impracticable, except at disproportionate labour, to distinguish the amounts paid under the statute as first enacted from those paid subsequently under the statute as amended or re-enacted.

The amounts estimated to be payable during 1953–54 are shown in the Estimate for Class V, Vote 2.

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