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Small Dwellings Acquisition

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 26 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Health which local authorities in England are operating the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act; and what total sum of money was advanced and what was the rate of interest.

Six hundred and eighty-four local authorities in England and Wales operate the Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts. The total amount of advances made under these Acts and the parallel provisions in the Housing Acts between 1st January, 1919, and the 31st March, 1945, the latest date for which returns were made was £106,973,481. The rate of interest on the advances varied from time to time in accordance generally with the variation in the rate of interest on local authority loans.