HC Deb 25 November 1920 vol 135 cc677-8W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has received any complaints from the town of Rye regarding the housing conditions in this district and the general insanitary condition of the town; whether his attention has been drawn to the last record of the local medical officer of health; whether a scheme for building 90 houses was adopted but has not been proceeded with; and whether, in view of the insanitary condition of a large number of houses in the district and the failure of the Rye Town Council to proceed with the erection of houses on the Cadborough site, he will have further inquiries made into the whole matter?


I have not received any such complaint from the town of Rye, but I have seen the report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1919, and I find that a number of houses were found on inspection to be unfit, and that the Medical Officer considers that additional houses will be necessary to replace some of them. Plans for 90 houses at Rye have been approved, and a contract for an installment of 20 houses was signed on the 20th September. I am having inquiries made into the progress of the scheme and will communicate further with my hon. Friend.

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