HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 c520
59. Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made in slum clearance by local authorities outside the London area since 1931; and the number of houses in those areas that have been demolished and other dwellings constructed?

Sir K. Wood

The slum clearance programmes of the local authorities outside London affect some 387,000 houses, and of these about 240,000 have so far been included in clearance and demolition orders. Up to the end of last year about 150,000 of these houses had been demolished and about 161,000 new dwellings provided for the persons so displaced.

Mr. Day

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied with the progress that has been made, or does he anticipate more favourable results during the lifetime of the present Parliament?

Sir K. Wood

I think the result is very good.

Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

Has the right hon. Gentleman seen a statement that the London County Council are holding up some of these slum clearance schemes?