§ 59. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Health whether he can arrange to publish half-yearly, in conjunction with the return of new houses completed, a statement showing the number of houses demolished or closed as unfit for further habitations?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Statistics as to the numbers of houses in respect of which Closing Orders have been made under the Housing Acts, and the numbers demolished in pursuance of Demolition Orders, are published in the Annual Reports of the Ministry of Health. These statistics are compiled from information supplied in the annual reports of medical officers of health, and my right hon. Friend does not think that any useful purpose would be served by calling for these statistics each half-year.