HC Deb 26 June 1930 vol 240 cc1367-9W

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the

January, 1921, and the last convenient date; and whether he has any statistics which will show the number of new houses required in England and Wales at the present time for the purpose of housing the population?


The following statement shows the number of State-assisted houses built in England and Wales under the various Housing Acts between 1st January, 1921, and 31st May, 1930.


The following statement gives the desired particulars so far as State-assisted houses in England and Wales are concerned.

setting up of a medico-psychological department to mental asylums, both criminal and non-criminal, in order to attempt the effecting of cures?


I cannot undertake to consider this suggestion without a more precise indication of the constitution and functions of the proposed department, and of the necessity for its establishment, having regard to the medical services already available in mental hospitals. I would remind my hon. Friend that criminal lunatic asylums are within the jurisdiction of the Home Secretary, and any question in regard to them should be addressed to him.