Building (Cost).

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 22nd June 1922.

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Mr. J. JONES:

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asked the Minister of Health whether he will grant a Return showing, as regards each State-assisted housing scheme, the cost of building, the weekly net rent for each type of house, the net assessment, and the local rates in the £ for the current period?

Photo of Mr James Parker Mr James Parker , Cannock

The return for which the hon. Member asks would involve a great deal of labour on the part of local authorities, and, in the present unfinished state of the housing scheme, could not be in any way complete. My right hon. Friend regrets, therefore, that at present he does not see his way to accede to the hon. Member's request.

Mr. JONES:

May we be given the opportunity of having some facts presented to us as to the cost of building under the various schemes, in view of the amount of controversy that is going on over the matter?

Photo of Mr James Parker Mr James Parker , Cannock

I will convey to my right hon. Friend what the hon. Member has said.