§ 60. Mr. McENTEE
asked the Minister of Health whether he has any information to give the House on the position of slum clearance?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Hilton Young)
At 30th September last, the latest date for which figures are available, the position was that 60,242 houses in clearance areas were included in clearance or compulsory purchase orders submitted for confirmation or in agreements for purchase. The total number of new dwellings approved for rehousing was 54,994, of which 26,926 had been completed and a further 19,301 were under construction.
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
Can my right hon. Friend say then, why the Labour party the other day stated that only 11,000 had been completed?