§ Mr. Arthur Pearson
asked the Secretary of State for Wales which authorities with current house building schemes in progress do not qualify for the backdating of housing subsidies under Clause 1(3,c) of the Housing Subsidies Bill; and if he will give separately the net financial loss accruing to these authorities.
§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
The local housing authorities in Wales which would qualify under Clause 1(3,c) of the Bill are listed in the OFFICIAL REPORT for 31st January last.—[Vol. 740, c. 95–6.] Other authorities would qualify for the proposed new subsidies in respect of housing schemes now in progress in so far as tenders were accepted on or after 25th November, 1965 or in so far as the provisions of Clause 1(4,c) are applicable. It is not possible at this stage to quantify for all the authorities not in the list the financial effect of their not being eligible under Clause 1(3,c).