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Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Health the total sum paid to date from public funds as subsidies on houses built under the Housing Acts; and an estimate of the total deficit on such houses that has been borne by the local authorities out of the rates, apart from State grants?

Up to 31st March, 1928, the total amount of the Exchequer subsidies paid under the Housing Acts in England and Wales was approximately £63½ millions, and the approximate amount borne by the local authorities out of rates in respect of State-assisted houses was about £10,000,000. Since that date an additional sum of about £20,000,000 has been paid by the Exchequer under these Acts, but information as to the additional sum borne by the rates is not yet available.