§ 40. Mr. WELLOCK
asked the Minister of Health the number of slum clearance schemes that have been carried through or sanctioned during the last four years; the anticipated cost of such schemes to the Exchequer; and the number of dwellings involved?
§ houses, with or without public assistance, completed during the 12 months ended 30th September, 1928, and during each of the previous five years; and how many were completed in the six months ended 30th September, 1928?
As the answer involves a tabular statement, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement:
§ the 1st October, 1924, is 60, affecting approximately 7,000 properties, and involving the rehousing of some 35,000 persons. Eight of these schemes have been completed, and the population of the areas rehoused in 411 new dwellings. The ultimate annual Exchequer liability in respect of the 60 schemes is estimated at £55,000, and in respect of the eight schemes, £4,000. Seventeen other schemes commenced more than four years ago have been completed during the period, involving an annual Exchequer liability of about £6,000. The number of new dwellings involved in these schemes is 786.
§ Mr. WELLOCK
Do not these figures prove that you have only touched the fringe of the housing question?
§ Mr. WELLOCK
Has the right hon. Gentleman read in the newspapers this morning a speech of the Bishop of London on this subject?