HC Deb 28 May 1952 vol 501 c1352
13. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in rehousing the 16,000 people rendered homeless by fire at Tung Tao Village in Kowloon last November.

Mr. Hopkinson

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend to the Question by the right hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. Dugdale) on 12th March. The latest information available shows that up to 10th April a total of 1,214 houses or huts had been completed in six of the new resettlement villages; that an additional 710 were under construction or approved. Additional sites for 127 dwellings have been allocated.

Mr. Davies

Is the site of the old village where the fire took place being built on and, if not, could the right hon. Gentleman give us the reasons for not building on that site?

Mr. Hopkinson

That is another question, and if the hon. Gentleman will put it down I will get the information for him. I have not got it at the moment.