HC Deb 17 August 1911 vol 29 cc2236-7W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that three young people have recently died of phthisis in a dilapidated and insanitary two-roomed cottage at Cwmtwrch, Swansea Valley; whether he is aware that this cottage was occupied by no fewer than eleven persons; whether he is aware that the local council, at a meeting some few days ago, ordered the ejectment of the survivors without taking any steps to provide suitable accommodation for them; and whether he will take steps to compel the said council to build under Part III. of The Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890?


My attention had not been drawn to the matter referred to. I will communicate with the local authority on the subject.