§ 27. Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Health how many slum-clearance schemes are at present, being carried out in England and Wales; the total number of houses to be demolished; and the total number of houses to be constructed?
Sir H. YOUNG
I have received resolutions declaring 417 areas in England and Wales, the clearance of which involves the demolition of approximately 14,000 houses, to be clearance areas under the Housing Act, 1930. It is anticipated that houses sufficient for the accommodation of 68,000 persons will be provided.
§ 38. Mr. PARKINSON
asked the Minister of Health the number of clearance orders submitted to him by local authorities under Section 2 of the Housing Act, 1930; the number which he has approved; the number of houses affected thereby; the number of areas declared by local authorities to be improvement areas under Section 7 of the Housing Act, 1930, and the number of houses comprised within such areas; and the total amount of the annual contributions made by the Ministry under Section 26 of the Housing Act, 1930, with respect to the re-housing of persons displaced as the result of action by local authorities, distinguishing between persons displaced as an outcome of clearance areas, improvement areas, the demolition of insanitary houses, and the closing of parts of buildings?