§ 12. Captain BOWYER
asked the Minister of Health how many houses have been sanctioned, are being built, and have been completed under the Housing Acts of 1923 and of 1924, respectively?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
On the 1st instant the position under the Housing Acts of 1923 and 1924 was as follows:—
— Act of 1923. Act of 1924. (1) Number of houses completed. 116,811 15,122 (2) Number of houses under construction. 42,001 30,956 (3) Number of houses definitely arranged for but not started. 211,840 24,046 (4) Number of houses authorised but not definitely arranged for. 49,036 20,202 Totals (Number of houses authorised). 238,288 90,326
§ Mr. J. JONES
Will the hon. Gentleman provide us with the figures of the houses to be let and to be sold?
13. Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Minister of Health the total number of houses erected to date, with State assistance, under the various Housing Acts, showing separate totals for those built by local authorities and those by private enterprise.
§ Sir K. WOOD
With the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table, giving the full information he requires, but I may say that the total number of houses erected with State assistance since the War is 344,274, of which 212,458 have been built by local authorities and 131,816 by private enterprise.
§ Following is the table:
|NUMBER of houses completed under the various Housing Acts up to 1st November, 1925.|
|—||Number of houses completed.|
|Local Authorities.||Private Enterprise.||Total.|
|Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1919||…||168,610||4,545||173,155|
|Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919||…||—||39,186||39,186|
|Housing, etc., 1923 Act||…||28,848||87,963||116,811|
|Housing (Financial Provisions), 1924 Act||…||15,000||122||15,122|
Is the Minister satisfied with the rate of progress and the augmentation of labour in the building trade?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I do not express complete satisfaction, but certainly very considerable progress has been made.