HC Deb 25 July 1912 vol 41 cc1377-8W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the number of iron huts at Onllwyn, including the part locally known as Tin Town, is fifty and not twenty-four as reported to him, and some of these dwellings have been regularly occupied for about ten years, and that seven additional dwellings of the same type are about to be erected in the adjacent village of Seven Sisters; will he state what action, if any, he proposes to take with regard to the closure of those already occupied or the prevention of the erection of others; and whether, in view of the scarcity of dwelling accommodation in this area, he will represent to the Neath Rural District Council the advisability of taking immediate action under Part III. of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890?


I am addressing a further communication to the rural district council on this subject.