§ 6. Lord SCONE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many slum clearance schemes are at present being carried out in Scotland, and the total number of houses involved?
§ Mr. SKELTON
On the 29th February, 1932, the latest date for which figures are available, 71 local authorities were proceeding under the provisions of the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1930, with rehousing schemes for the accommodation of persons who will be displaced from houses to be demolished or closed. The total number of houses for which tenders have been approved under these schemes is 6,561, of which 757 have been completed, and 5,804 are under construction or about to be commenced. In addition, 1,106 houses are under construction or about to be commenced by seven local authorities under the 50 per cent. Slum Clearance Grant in accordance with proposals approved by the Department of Health for Scotland prior to the passing of the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1930.