HC Deb 01 December 1959 vol 614 cc114-5W
81. Mr. A. Evans

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs the number of tenancies acquired to date by the Metropolitan borough councils under the Requisitioned Houses and Housing (Amendment) Act, 1955, the total cost of acquisition, and the amount of Government grants.

Mr. H. Brooke

Up to 30th September, 6,901 dwellings had been purchased and a further 228 had been taken on lease by Metropolitan borough councils. I cannot give the total capital cost of acquiring these dwellings, but grant claims have been settled for 3,647 dwellings so far, involving the payment of grant totalling £277,826 a year.