HC Deb 12 March 1924 vol 170 c2357W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has yet been called to the serious overcrowding in the villages of Berkshire; and whether he is now in a position to place before the House information of the number of houses in the West Berkshire district found on inspection not to be in all respects reasonably fit for human habitation during 1923, and the number of such houses which are, nevertheless, still occupied?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to my answer to a similar question on the 5th March. As regards the second part, I understand that the medical officer of health for the West Berkshire United Sanitary District is at present absent from his duties owing to illness, and that his report on housing conditions for the year 1923 has not yet been compiled.