§ 42. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Health how many and what slum-clearance schemes have been sanctioned by his Department for local authorities in Wales and Monmouthshire, and the total amount of money granted by his Department in each ease?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
One slum-clearance scheme has been confirmed in Wales and Monmouthshire, namely, that put forward by the Welshpool Town Council. The annual Exchequer contribution in aid of the scheme has not yet been fixed, but on provisional figures it is estimated at £230 a year for approximately 60 years, representing 50 per cent. of the estimated annual loss.
§ 56. Mr. E. BROWN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many slum-clearance schemes are now in hand, how many authorised, and how many houses and families are affected by them?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)
As at 30th April, 38 local authorities had been authorised to proceed with 47 slum-clearance schemes affecting 12,150 houses to be closed or otherwise dealt with. The exact number of families affected by these schemes is not known, but for their 1030 accommodation 11,736 new houses and 156 reconstructed houses are being provided.