HC Deb 02 July 1925 vol 185 cc2788-9

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the housing conditions existing in Earl Shilton, in Leicestershire; whether he is aware that many of the cottages are in imminent danger of falling down, that others, the upper rooms of which are open to the weather, are inhabited, and that in consequence of the shortage of houses many couples, who were recently married, have no hope of getting houses; that consumption is rife in the township; whether any efforts are being made to deal with the situation; what is the attitude of his Department towards the matter; and whether he will take action to secure some improvement of the conditions prevailing?


My attention has been drawn to this matter, and I am in communication with the local authority for the district, who have submitted proposals for the erection of houses in this and other parishes.