Mr. WEST RUSSELL
asked the Minister of Health what programmes of slum clearance in the respective Tyneside local authority areas have been adopted; and how many people in each case it is estimated will be rehoused?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
Apart from schemes already approved, in regard to which I have given some information in reply to another question by the hon. Member, one scheme is now before me. It was submitted by the Town Council of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and involves the rehousing of 945 persons.
RETUEN showing progress in connection with slum clearance schemes in the Tyneside area from 1st April, 1925, to 1st January, 1930. Local Authority. Number of buildings which have been Number of new dwellings erected. Number of persons required to be rehoused under each Scheme. Acquired for demolition. Demolished. Wallsend T.C. … 165 159 156 723 Gateshead T C. … 103 103 104 375 Tynemouth T.C. … 42 42 66 347 Newcastle-upon-Tyne T.C.: Pilgrim Street … 44 44 149 790 Prudhoe Street … 58 58 124 656 Liverpool Street … 79 70 136 702 Sunderland: Flag Lane Area … 4 2 100 878 Lawson's Court Area … — — — 246 Total … 495 478 835 4,717
1929 in agricultural parishes in England and Wales, under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924:
asked the Minister of Health how many buildings have been acquired for demolition, how many buildings have been demolished, and new buildings erected in connection with slum clearance schemes since April, 1925, in the Tyneside area; and how many persona formerly living under slum conditions have been rehoused under these schemes?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The information for which the hon. Member asks is given, so far as it is available, in the table appended.