HC Deb 19 July 1929 vol 230 cc787-8W

asked the Minister of Health the number of houses scheduled under slum-clearance schemes and those not so scheduled, but unfit for human occupation, and other working-class housing needs known to his Department?


Information in the form desired by my hon. Friend is not available in my Department, but it is a statutory duty of every local authority to take such action as is appropriate and practicable to meet the working-class housing needs of their district, and, in particular, to cause periodical inspections of their district to be made in order that they may deal with cases of dwelling houses found to be unfit, or not in all respects reasonably fit, for human habitation. A summary of the reports of Medical Officers of Health for the year 1926 showing the number of houses inspected during the year, the number found unfit and other particulars will be found on pages 73 and 74 of the Report of the Ministry of Health for the year 1927–1928.