HC Deb 23 June 1927 vol 207 cc2032-3
27. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Minister of Health whether, in schemes for the clearance of slum areas in poor parts of London, particularly the East End and the south side, provision is made not to rebuild on certin spaces, but to reserve them as playing-fields?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)

Schemes for the clearance of slum areas may provide for the reservation of part of a cleared area as an open space, and such provision has been made in some London schemes. It is usually found, however, in London, that the land is either too expensive or is required for carrying out the rehousing obligation under the scheme, owing to the lack of other suitable sites which could be used for such a purpose.


Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that in nearly all schemes for slum clearances gardens are provided—that, for instance, in the Brady Street scheme a garden is provided?


I said so.

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