Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of slum improvement schemes approved and completed, respectively, under the Scottish Housing Act, 1925; and the number of persons re-housed, or proposed to be re-housed, under these schemes?2912W
offering themselves for enlistment in the Army and who were rejected on the main physical defects falling into the eight different categories; and how these percentages compare with those of the four years 1920 to 1924 and for the four years prior to the War?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
The number of improvement and reconstruction schemes confirmed by the Department of Health for Scotland under the provisions of Part II of the Housing (Scotland) Act. 1925, is 28, of which nine have been completed. In addition, 21 local authorities, with the aid of the 50 pet cent. slum clearance grant available in terms of Subsection (3) of Section 1 end Sub-section (5) of Section 23 of the Housing, etc., Act, 1923, are proceeding with approved schemes for the accommodation of families removed from insanitary houses closed by means of closing Orders under the provisions of Part I of the Act of 1925. Of these authorities, 10 have completed their re-housing proposals. The total number of persons re-housed or proposed to be re-housed under the above schemes is, approximately, 62,910.