HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 cc2796-7W

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health how many one and two-apartment houses there are in the Central Division of Glasgow; how many houses in the same area have been certified as in sanitary and unfit for human habitation; how many men and women in the division arc unemployed; and what does he propose as a remedy for conditions of housing and distress which prevail in the division?

Captain ELLIOT:

I am informed that in the Central Division of Glasgow there the 2,285 houses of one apartment and 6,382 houses of two apartments, and that in that area there are 1,421 houses which have been reported by the medical officer of health to be defective and unfit for habitation. As regards the steps to be taken for the improvement of the housing conditions, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to his question on the 13th March. I am informed by the Ministry of Labour that on the 12th March there were 9,365 males and 2,604 females (including boys and girls respectively) unemployed in the area served by the Sauchiehall Street Employment Exchange which is practically coincident with that of the Central Parliamentary Division. As regards the general measures which the Government have taken for the relief of distress due to unemployment, I would refer the hon. Member to the statements on the subject made by my right hon. Friends the Ministers of Labour and of Health on the 8th instant.