§ 29. Major NATHAN
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, according to the report of the value to the London County Council, more than 200,000 persons made application for housing accommodation to that council during the financial year 1932–33; and what action he is taking to secure that adequate housing schemes are put in hand to deal with the present shortage of houses in the administrative county area?
Sir H. YOUNG
The report referred to shows that 100,000 persons called at the Central Estate Office of the county council and that 109,000 persons, not necessarily exclusive of these 100,000, made inquiries by letter. As regards the second part of the question, the needs of the county area must be met partly by provision outside the county and, during the year ended 30th September last, more than 57,000 new dwellings were provided in the Metropolitan Police District.