§ 89. Mr. MITCHESON
asked the Minister of Health whether he can furnish an estimate of the number of dwelling-houses demolished in England and Wales since the armistice under slum-clearance schemes and for other reasons, respectively?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I would refer my hon. Friend to Table V of the statement recently issued by my Department (of which I am sending him a copy). This gives the number of houses demolished under the slum clearance provisions of the Housing Act, 1930, up to 30th September, 1935, namely, 58,168. I estimate that about 14,000 slum houses were demolished between the Armistice and the coming into operation of that Act. I have no information as to the number of houses demolished for other reasons.