HC Deb 10 June 1915 vol 72 cc381-2
39. Mr. WARDLE

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state what action the Board has taken, or intends to take, in connection with the neglect of the Wrexham town council to carry out the recommendations of the Board, based upon an inquiry held in 1913, to build at least thirty houses suitable for the working classes; whether he is aware that in the report of the Wrexham medical officer of health for 1914 it is stated that at that time there was not a single house vacant at a week's rental of 6s. or less; and whether, in view of the scarcity of working-class accommodation in Wrexham, pressure will be brought to bear on the local authority to take steps to meet the admitted need?


The Local Government Board have been in communication with the town council of Wrexham in regard to the provision of houses for the working classes, and the council have made application for sanction to a loan for the erection of thirty houses. A local inquiry in regard to the matter is to be held on, the 17th instant.