HC Deb 11 December 1928 vol 223 cc1918-9

asked the Minister of Health how many people at the last census were living in Fulham overcrowded to the extent of more than two to a room, and how many of that number were overcrowded over three to a room; how many houses Fulham Borough Council has built under the 1923 and 1924 Housing Acts; and whether the Fulham Borough Council has applied for his consent to any building scheme at the vacant site of some six acres now for sale on the Fulham Road, lately occupied by a brewery company, and how many houses in Fulham have been unfavourably commented on in each of its medical officer of health's last six annual reports?


The number of persons in private families in the Fulham Metropolitan Borough at the last census returned as living at a density ratio of under 5 of a room per person (or over two persons per room) was 20,265; and 2,895 of those persons were returned as living at a ratio under 3 of a room per person. The precise ratio corresponding to that of over three persons per room is not available. 36 flats have been provided by the borough council under the Housing Acts of 1923 and 1924. No further building scheme has been submitted to me by the council. As the last part of the question involves a tabular statement, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

STATEMENT giving particulars of the result of the Inspection of Dwelling Houses in the Borough of Fulham as shown in the Reports of the Medical Officer of Health for the years 1922–27.

Number of dwelling houses found in each year to be in a state so dangerous or injurious to health as to be unfit for human habitation. Number of dwelling houses found in each year not to be in all respects reasonably fit for human habitation.
1922 1 928
1923 1 2,288
1924 7 2,369
1925 2 2,621
1926 1 1,593
1927 1,142