§ 22. Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health what will be the approximate Government subsidy granted to the London County Council for housing schemes in the current year; and the number of houses it is proposed to erect under this subsidy scheme?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
The London County Council will receive the appropriate Exchequer contribution under the Housing Act, 1923, and the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, for each house erected by them and by private enterprise with their assistance, and it is anticipated that about 9,000 such houses will be completed during the financial year. In addition, it is expected that during the year about 900 tenement dwellings for rehousing, in connection with Improvement Schemes under the Housing Act, 1923, will be erected by the Council, in respect of which the Exchequer contribution will be one-half of the estimated average annual loss incurred. It is estimated that the total payments to be made to the Council in the financial year 1927–28, on account of all Housing Schemes undertaken since 1919 (including schemes of the Metropolitan Boroughs under the Housing Act, 1919), will amount, approximately to £570,000.
§ Sir K. WOOD
It is anticipated that, approximately, £100,000 more will be spent in London on housing this year than last year.