HC Deb 11 November 1926 vol 199 cc1286-7W

asked the Minister of Health whether any information is available showing the amount of money expended, nationally or locally, in clearing slum areas; and whether, if such information is not now available, he will consider the collecting of it either for a period retrospectively or for the future?


The latest statistics available are those relating to the loans sanctioned to local authorities for the purposes of slum clearance schemes. Since the War loans amounting to £2,023,435 have been sanctioned by my right hon. Friend's Department in connection with such schemes—£389,367 in connection with the acquisition of property and £1,634,068 for rehousing. In addition the London County Council have expended £236,545 for the acquisition of slum property and £608,554 for rehousing and have sanctioned loans to metropolitan borough councils amounting to £42,956 and £24,181 for such purposes respectively. In total these sums represent an expenditure of £2,935,671 on slum clearance.

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