HC Deb 29 November 1922 vol 159 c717W

Mr. asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, if he is aware that at a meeting of the Hemsworth, Yorks, Urban Council it was reported that a child had died in a house in which four families lived, and that the sanitary inspector had not served the statutory notice on the tenant of the house to abate the overcrowding because there was no other place to which the people could go; that there were 19 people living in the house, which consisted of five rooms; and what steps he proposes to take in order to enable the local authority to supply houses and avoid this overcrowding?


My attention had not previously been drawn to the case in question, but I may say that the Government are already giving financial assistance to the erection in this district and the adjoining rural district of approximately 1,200 houses of which some 350 still remain to be completed.

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