HC Deb 22 April 1936 vol 311 c152

asked the Minister of Health whether he can now furnish an estimate of the number of persons living in overcrowded conditions, as defined by the Housing Act, 1935; and also how many houses will be needed for the purpose of eliminating overcrowding?

Dr. MORRIS-JONES (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. Local authorities are required to submit the results of their surveys by 1st June, and my right hon. Friend will not therefore be in a position to give figures for the whole country until some time after that date. Up to 18th April my right hon. Friend had received reports from 278 local authorities covering 1,937,002 houses of which 97,093 were overcrowded.