§ 57. Mr. Horobin
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the number of slum houses demolished in England and Wales during each of the last five years.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. Ernest Marples)
Figures are not available for individual years before 1951. The figures are:
|1st April, 1945, to 31st March 1951||33,656|
|1st April, 1951, to 31st March 1952||10,468|
|1st April, 1952, to 31st December, 1952||6,739|
§ Mr. Horobin
Does not this small figure lend added importance to the new drive for slum clearance, a drive like that which has been so successful in building new houses?
§ Mr. Renton
Will my hon. Friend continue the figures to show roughly how many slums will be removed this year and next year?
§ Mr. Marples
So much depends on the progress of the Housing Repairs and Rents Bill now being considered in Committee.