§ 11. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Health whether any local authority or authorities in Wales and Monmouthshire other than Welshpool Town Council have put forward schemes for slum clearance; if so, which were they; and on what grounds in each case were the schemes rejected by his Department?
§ Sir K. WOOD
No schemes have actually been submitted by any other local authority. I am aware that the Urban District Council of Pontypool and the Town Council of Merthyr Tydvil have had such schemes under consideration; the former council deferred their scheme in order to concentrate on the erection of new houses and in the latter case the present financial position of the council has led to the deferment of the scheme.