HC Deb 22 July 1925 vol 186 c2230W
Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Health what is the number of one- and two-room homes in the Borough of South-wark; how many houses in the borough have been condemned as insanitary and unfit for habitation; how many men and women in Southwark are unemployed; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


At the time of the; last Census there were in the Borough of Southwark 8,769 private families (comprising a population of 15,743) occupying a single room and 13,393 private families (comprising a population of 44,257) occupying two-room tenements. In both cases "private families'' include one person families. As stated in a previous reply to the hon. and gallant Member, I have not complete information to enable me to reply to the second part of the question. As regards the third part of the question, I am informed that on the 13th July the number unemployed in the borough was 5,756 men and 1,622 women. With regard to the last part of the question the London County Council have adopted a scheme to provide for the erection of 20,000 houses, and a large number of houses are already under construction.