HC Deb 02 July 1931 vol 254 c1446

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the medical officer of health for Leyton states in his report for 1930 that 1,237 cases of overcrowding were found in the borough and that overcrowding is now more acute than at the time of the housing shortage in 1921; and whether, in view of the fact that the land in the borough is built on practically to a maxi mum and its citizens, being outside the London County Council area, are not able to secure houses on the London County Council estates, he is prepared, as a part of a national scheme, to facilitate the building of housing estates open to all persons who are in need of accommodation?


I am aware of the conditions in this borough to which my hon. Friend refers. The question of the preparation of an adequate programme under Section 25 of the Housing Act, 1930, has been the subject of discussion and correspondence with the borough council, and the attention of the council has been called to Section 48 of that Act which provides facilities for co-operation between the London County Council and the councils of districts near London, in the provision of houses. I understand that the council have several new schemes for the erection of houses under consideration and that specific proposals will shortly be submitted.