§ Mr. MILLAR
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is prepared to modify the Regulations under which only 25 per cent. of the houses provided in connection with slum clearance schemes may be two-roamed houses, in eases where the local authority is of opinion that a larger proportion of two-roomed houses is required to meet the need of the population residing in the slum clearance areas?2285W
The proportion of two-roomed houses to be permitted in schemes for rehousing persons in the case of slum clearances was fixed after careful consideration, and I do not see my way to sanction any departure from that considered decision.
§ Mr. MILLAR
asked the Secretary for Scotland the number of houses in Scotland still to be erected under the Housing and Town Planning Etc., Act, 1919; whether the period within which such; houses fall to be erected, which expires in August, has been extended; and, if so, for what further period?
Under the Act referred to, tenders have still to be taken for 48 houses. Of the houses for which tenders have already been approved, 283 had not been begun at 30th June last. No general extension of the date for completion of these houses is considered necessary as the Scottish Board of Health has power to grant extension, and individual local authorities making application for such extension are being informed that the Board is prepared to grant it on condition that the local authority uses every endeavour to ensure that the work will be completed expeditiously.