HC Deb 25 May 1933 vol 278 c1253
11. Mr. HANNON

asked the Minister of Health what action he is taking with respect to the application of the City of Birmingham for permission to borrow for the purpose of building small houses to let without subsidy?


I have asked the City of Birmingham to bring its proposals for building small houses in general into relation to its programme for clEarlng or reconditioning slums, which I have not yet received. The most pressing need is for slum clearance or reconditioning, and it is obviously necessary to prepare the programme of fresh building and reconditioning under the slum scheme before it is possible to judge the needs or the means for other fresh building.


May I ask my right hon. Friend whether, if a scheme is submitted to him under the enlightened policy of the Corporation of Birmingham, they will have the support of his Ministry in carrying through slum clearance?


I think there is a hypothetical element in that question.