§ Mr. PONSONBY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, as representing the Ministry of Health, whether he is aware that an inquiry has been recently held in Sheffield by the Ministry of Health at which application was made for the demolition of certain houses in Oborne Street; and that these houses were described by the medical officer of health as being unfit for habitation, in a state of dilapidation, damp, structurally defective, and not fit to live in nor yet to die in; and what decision the Ministry of Health has come to with regard to their demolition?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS:
A public local inquiry into a proposal to carry out an improvement scheme under Part I of the Housing Act, 1890, in the area in question was held a few days ago. The report of the inspector who held the inquiry has not yet been received, and, accordingly, it is impossible at present to make any statement as to the confirmation of the scheme.