§ Mr. WEDGWOOD
asked the President of the Local Government Board what was the total number of dwelling-houses of all kinds built between the years 1901 and 1911; how many houses out of this total were built by local government authorities; and what is the estimated number of persons for whom housing accommodation has thus been provided by local government authorities and by private persons, respectively?
§ Mr. BURNS
The figures necessary to give an answer to the precise question are not available. It appears from Table I. of the recently published volume VI. of the Census, that the number of inhabited houses in England and Wales exclusive of London, increased by 879,381 between 1901 and 1911. This figure, however, takes no account of demolitions, etc., during the intercensal period. Loans were sanctioned by the Local Government Board during342W that period for the erection of about 4,000 houses under Part III of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, by extra-metropolitan local authorities.