§ Mr. TURNER
asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, if he is aware that the West Riding of Yorkshire Health and Housing Committee have supplied the Ministry with a report stating that in the district known as New Edlington, in the Doncaster rural area, they have inspected 951 houses, and found that 217 houses contained two families therein, six houses with three families, one with four families, and 419 houses with lodgers or two families therein; and whether the Government can take any steps to improve these conditions?
§ Major BOYD-CARPENTER
I am aware of the report referred to. Financial assistance is being given in respect of 232 houses erected in this rural district by the local authority, and in addition to these houses I understand that 109 houses are in course of erection at Edlington by the Industrial Housing Association, for which credit facilities are being provided by the Government. My right hon. Friend will be willing to give favourable consideration to any application the local authority may make for a loan for the erection of houses in this locality in accordance with their general powers under the Housing Acts.