HC Deb 14 June 1906 vol 158 cc1114-5
MR. P. W. WILSON (St. Pancras, S.)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the dishousing of persons who reside at Prospect Terrace and Derry Street as tenants of the St. Pancras Borough Council; whether any arrangements have been made for re-housing these people at a reasonable rent; and, if not, whether he can take any steps to secure that such arrangements shall be undertaken without delay.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I am aware that in connection with a Scheme made under Part II. of The Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, the borough council of St. Pancras are displacing certain persons of the working class who reside at Prospect Terrace and Derry Street. The Order of the Local Government Board sanctioning the scheme required that housing accommodation for 213 persons should be provided in respect of these displacements on a site in Great College Street, and I understand that this accommodation has been provided. The Order further provides that not more than half of the area shall be cleared until provision has been made for housing seventy-two persons on that area. It does not appear to me that the Board can do anything further in the matter.