HC Deb 03 July 1925 vol 185 cc2953-4W

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he has now completed his inquiries into the demand for housing in the Gala Water area of Midlothian, and particularly in the Gorebridge district of that area; and, if so, will he state the result of that inquiry and what action he proposes to induce the local authority to meet that demand?


A report on the housing requirements in the Gala Water district of Midlothian has been prepared by the Medical Officer of Health and the Sanitary Inspector. This report estimates that 117 houses are required in the district to replace uninhabitable houses and to accommodate persons requiring houses or living in sublet of overcrowded houses. Seventy-nine of these houses are estimated to be required in the Gorebridge area. The Scottish Board of Health are in communication with the Local Authority as to the measures proposed to be taken to secure the provision of the houses required.