HC Deb 06 March 1924 vol 170 cc1640-1W

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the report of the sanitary inspector to the Stratford-on-Avon Rural District Council on 22nd February, 1924, with regard to housing conditions in the township of Kineton, Warwickshire if he is aware that 20 houses were reported overcrowded and that many other defects were revealed; and, if so, if any plans are under consideration for remedying the conditions to which attention was called in the report?


My right hon. Friend's attention had not previously been drawn to the report referred to. In submitting their proposals under the Housing, etc., Act, 1923, for the encouragement of building by private enterprise, the Stratford Rural District Council referred to the overcrowding which existed in Kineton and other parts of the district. According to the latest information available, plans for 57 Houses have been approved under the council's proposals, of which 36 have already been commenced.