Aberdare Scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Charles Stanton Mr Charles Stanton , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Aberdare Council's housing scheme has turned out to be a failure; that the original estimate per house was £750; that only 23 houses have been completed during the last two years; and that the cost has gone over £2,000 per house; and will he, in the interests of the citizens of Aberdare, institute an inquiry at once, with a view to ending such use of the ratepayers' money?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I have already caused a special investigation to be made into the progress and cost of this scheme, and the inspector's report is now under consideration.