§ Mr. MONTAGUE
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the limited amount of space available in the Borough of Islington for housing schemes and the great demand for accommodation in the borough; and whether he will give further consideration to his decision in regard to the Holly Park Estate scheme prepared by the Islington Borough Council for the erection of 34 flats?1614W
§ Mr. CLUSE
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the demand for housing accommodation among the better-paid class of working men in the Borough of Islington and of the willingness of those applicants to pay rents of, respectively, 26s. and 22s. weekly, exclusive of rates, proposed to be charged for the flats planned under the Holly Park scheme of the Islington Borough Council; and whether, in view of the small area available for housing in this borough, he will reconsider his refusal to sanction the scheme under the Housing Act of 1924?
The proposals in question were very carefully examined after local inquiry, and, although I am aware of the difficulty of finding sites in Islington, I do not feel that I should be justified in modifying my decision.