HC Deb 08 December 1927 vol 211 c1600W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has reached any decision as to the best means for dealing with the problem of slum areas in Southwark and other London boroughs, and the provision of suitable accommodation in the same neighbourhoods for those families to be displaced by slum clearances?


Under the Housing Act, 1925, in the Metropolis it is the duty of the London County Council and the Metropolitan borough councils to deal with slum areas in accordance with the provisions of Part II of that Act. A number of schemes which have been confirmed by my Department have either been carried out or are in course of execution, and in confirming such schemes full consideration is given to the question of the extent to which rehousing accommodation should be provided on the cleared site or in the immediate neighbourhood.