HC Deb 21 March 1950 vol 472 c1743
18. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many occasions, and in the case of which local authorities in Scotland, he has used his powers under the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1935, to enforce the carrying out of slum clearance.

Mr. T. Fraser

These powers have not been exercised since 1935.

Mrs. Mann

Is my hon. Friend aware that some local authorities were reactionary in 1935 and are still reactionary, and that at the moment they are sheltering behind the Labour Government and putting all the blame for their reaction on this Government?