§ Mr. TURNER
asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, if the survey of the housing conditions of the Sowerby Bridge district council area in 1919 revealed the fact that 2966W out of 2,946 houses surveyed 203 were overcrowded, 140 unfit houses were occupied by two or more families, 722 houses were reported unfit for habitation and not repairable, and 306 houses were unfit but repairable; and what steps does he propose to take to secure an improvement in the housing conditions of that area?
§ Sir M. BARLOW
I am aware of the report of the survey referred to. The local authority have proceeded with a scheme for 43 houses with Exchequer assistance, and my right hon. Friend will be willing to give favourable consideration to any application the local authority may make for sanction to a loan for the erection of houses in the district in accordance with their general powers under the Housing Acts