HC Deb 14 February 1956 vol 548 c2165
40. Mr. E. Johnson

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many temporary prefabricated houses situated on public open spaces have been removed since the Housing Repairs and Rents Act, 1954, received Royal Assent; and how many of these were in Manchester.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. J. Enoch Powell)

One hundred, and none, respectively.

Mr. Johnson

Is my hon. Friend aware that it will be impossible to rehouse the people who live in these houses in Manchester if they have to be pulled down by 1965, unless new sites are found for the city to build upon?

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