§ 57. Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the statement 1217 in the last Report of the Poor Law guardians of Nottingham as to the serious overcrowding and house shortage in that city; and what action it is proposed to take in the matter?
My attention had not been drawn to this Report, but I am confident that the city council can be relied upon to take all necessary steps in connection with the housing needs of the city. The council have built, or aided the building, of 4,651 houses and have authority for the erection of a further 2,200, a considerable number of which are in course of construction; they are also carrying out a slum clearance scheme of some magnitude.