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Housing (Loans To Local Authorities)

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1914

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asked the President of the Local Government Board the total amount of the loans advanced to local authorities for housing purposes, and the number of houses built or building under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909; and if he will state the amount of loans advanced to public utility societies, and the number of houses built or in course of building by such societies under that Act?

The following tables give the information. The final table has been supplied by the Public Works Loan Commissioners.Loans sanctioned by the Local Government Board to local authorities under Part III. of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, for the erection of working class dwellings, since the passing of the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909.

Boroughs and Urban Districts.
YearAmount sanctioned.Number of houses to be erected.
£
1910106,612527
191190,234326
1912405,8281,930
1913530,0972,281
1914 (to 24th July,1914)397,1381,444
Totals£1,629,9096,508
Rural Districts.
YearAmount sanctioned.Number of houses to be erected.
£
1910520
191115,18186
191266,786354
1913188,611852
1914 (to 24th July,1914)48,782224
Totals£319,8801,516

Loans granted to public utility societies by the Public Works Loan Commissioners, under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909.

YearAmount granted.Number of houses to be erected.
£
1909–10 (After the passing of the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909).54,443518
1910–11324,2071,399
1911–12162,8331,079
1912–13466,7163,201
1913–14449,6392,411
From 1st April, 1914, to 23rd July, 1914.39,653175
Totals£1,497,4918,783