HC Deb 03 February 1932 vol 261 c130

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that a number of householders residing in the Gorbals district of Glasgow have been ordered at once from their homes on the ground that the houses are no longer fit for human habitation, that the Glasgow Corporation have not provided them with any place to go to, and if he, will take steps to see that homes are given to these people?


On the information which I have been able to obtain since the hon. Gentleman's question was received, I understand that there are no families in the area in question who have been ordered out of their houses at once, but, if the bon. Member will furnish me with more specific details I shall have further inquiries made. If the hon. Member has any further information in his possession at the moment I shall be glad to discuss the matter with him.


I have a letter from the Procurator-Fiscal ordering the people out by no later a date than Monday, if not before. In some cases there are seven, eight and nine children. Will the hon. Gentleman take steps to see that there is some place to which these people can go?


I have said already that I have given the hon. Member all the information at present in my possession. I shall be glad to have more, and I will take all the steps that I can.