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Housing Subsidies

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 5 March 1952

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the total subsidy paid from Exchequer funds upon housing schemes completed since 7th November, 1951; and the comparative figure for the same period from 7th November, 1950.

Information precisely in the form requested is not readily available, but Exchequer subsidies under the Housing Acts payable in respect of houses completed in England and Wales in the period from 1st November, 1951, to 31st January, 1952, are at the rate of£668,000 a year approximately. The corresponding figure for the period 1st November, 1950, to 31st January, 1951, is£606,000.