§ Mr. HALLAS
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the West Bromwich housing committee are recommending improvement schemes to the town council which will involve the demolition of 804 houses and the erection of 291; that 4,086 people will be dehoused and 1,455 rehoused; that there will be a loss of housing accommodation for 2,631 people; and whether he will assure himself that this council are promoting the best interests of the community in this matter?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I have seen a summary of the recommendations of the Committee and am in communication with the town council on the subject. Any improvement scheme submitted by the town council will be carefully considered and will be the subject of a local inquiry. The necessity for adequate accommodation before any demolition is permitted will be borne in mind.