§ 37. Mr. WILMOT
asked the Minister of Health the number of persons officially regarded as living in conditions of overcrowding in the borough of Fulham and the number of tenements regarded as unfit for human habitation; and what proposals have been made by the appropriate local authorities to deal with the situation?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
The information asked for in the first part of the question is not in the possession of my right hon. Friend. He understands that the London County Council consider there are in Fulham 642 unfit houses. As regards the last part of the question, my right hon. Friend is awaiting a further report from the London County Council.
§ Mr. WILMOT
Will the hon. Member consider using the powers which are vested in him in cases of default to see that these distressing conditions are abated as soon as possible?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
We must first see the response made by individual authorities, and, if they are inadequate, we shall consider what further action can be taken.