HC Deb 01 August 1935 vol 304 cc2826-7

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has taken any steps to facilitate the clearance of sites in special areas through the Commissioner; and whether he is now in a position to state that the difficulties which have hitherto arisen have now been settled?


Particulars of the assistance which the Commissioner has given in connection with the clearance of sites are given in paragraph 34, in Part III and in Appendix VIII of the Commissioner's report. I know of no general difficulty which has arisen in this connection, but, if the hon. Member has any particular case in mind, perhaps he will let me know, so that I can make inquiry of the Commissioner.


Does the right hon. Gentleman know that the Commissioner himself said that there were difficulties about getting these sites cleared, and that the scheme had almost failed because he had great difficulty in getting a true definition of the word "payable," and therefore he could not get on the site?


The hon. Member may take it that the general problem is receiving the most careful consideration at the moment.