§ 23. Sir P. HURD
asked the Minister of Health what progress is being made in the better housing campaign in rural areas, especially as regards the fuller use of the reconditioning Act of 1926 and the Slum Clearance Act of 1930?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Hilton Young)
I have recently issued Circulars on the subject to all rural district councils in England and Wales, copies of which I am sending to my hon. Friend. It is, however, too early yet for any recently increased activity to have taken shape in the form of concrete proposals submitted to me.
§ Sir P. HURD
Has the right hon. Gentleman in prospect anything like a conference with these local authorities or their London representatives with a view to speeding up the better housing campaign?
§ Sir H. YOUNG
I think the purpose which might be served by a conference has been better served by the circular to which I have referred.
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Do we understand that housing activities in rural areas had completely ceased prior to the dispatch of this circular?