HC Deb 05 July 1927 vol 208 cc1091-2
39. Mr. LAWSON

asked the Minister of Health how many houses for the working classes in each of the parishes of the rural district of the Isle of Wight were on 30th June, 1927, not in all respects fit for habitation; how many such houses were actually unfit for habitation; how many houses for the working classes are in the opinion of the medical officer of health for that rural district required to take the place of houses actually unfit for habitation or so out of repair as not to be worth repairing; how many closing orders and repairing notices were during the 12 months ended on that date recommended by the medical officer, and how many were issued by the local authority; in how many cases repairing notices have been complied with and how many closing orders determined in that period; how many closing orders and repairing notices have been enforced; how many inspections under Section 8 of the Housing Act, 1925, have been carried out in that period; and how many working-class houses have during each of the three years ended 30th June, 1925, 30th June, 1926, and 30th June, 1927, respectively, been rendered in all respects reasonably fit for habitation pursuant to orders, notices, or other representations of the local authority?


I have asked the local authority to furnish as far as possible, the information which the hon. Member desires, and will communicate with him when I have received a reply from them.