HC Deb 26 February 1931 vol 248 c2307W

asked the Minister of Health how many slum-clearance scehmes have been submitted to him by the London County Council and the Metropolitan borough councils under Section 16 of the Housing Act, 1930, and the location of these schemes?


According to the programme submitted by the London County Council 28 areas with a population of 30,500 persons are to be dealt with as clearance areas during the next five years by the county council, and further areas comprising a total estimated population of 25,000 persons are to be dealt with by the Metropolitan borough councils. Up to the present I have received from these local authorities copies of resolutions declaring 17 areas comprising a population of 2,084 persons to be clearance areas, namely nine in Bermondsey, two in Kensington, three in Poplar and three in Wandsworth. One of these areas has been declared by the London County Council (in Poplar); the rest have been declared by the borough councils concerned.