§ 61. Sir PERCY HURD
asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied that rural housing authorities realise the applicability to certain rural areas of the subsidy under the Slum Clearance Act, 1930; and, if not, whether he will make a statement for their guidance?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
The point is one that can be made when the general circular is issued after the present Bill is passed. My right hon. Friend will consider what further action in the direction suggested by my hon. Friend may be desirable.
§ Sir P. HURD
Can the hon. Gentleman say what the Government subsidy under the Slum Clearance Act of 1930 means in terms of rent?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
The subsidy is £2 10s. per person displaced, and, if five persons were displaced from a house, a subsidy of that kind plus the rate subsidy of £3 15s. would amount to a subsidised rent of about 5s. a week for 40 years, so it is very favourable.