HC Deb 31 March 1925 vol 182 c1102
63. Viscount SANDON

asked the Minister of Transport how many houses have been pulled down in connection with the new road schemes in the London district and elsewhere; how many of them were built since the War; and how many since 1900; and what provision was made for rehousing their occupants?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I regret that I am not in possession of all the information which my noble Friend requires, and I can only speak for the road schemes in the London district undertaken by my Department, which are rather more than 100 miles in total length. In the case of these schemes the number of houses which it has been found necessary to demolish is 37. I have no knowledge as to the dates at which these premises were originally erected. The number of houses rebuilt or purchased, to provide other accommodation in connection with the same schemes, is 22. The occupants of two houses were rehoused by the freeholders of the properties demolished, and the occupants of two other houses found other accommodation for themselves. In 11 cases the occupants agreed to accept compensation in lieu of the provision of other accommodation.