HC Deb 29 January 1931 vol 247 c1174W

asked the Minister of Health what schemes for clearance and improvement have been put forward by the borough of Kensington; how many persons will be provided for by these schemes; and what is the estimated cost to the ratepayers after allowing for Government grants?


The programme prepared by the Metropolitan Borough Council of Kensington, in pursuance of Section 25 (2) of the Housing Act, 1930, contemplates that the schemes for clearance and improvement to be undertaken by the council during the next five years will result in the displacement of 400 persons. I understand that the council have already passed resolutions declaring two areas to be clearance areas. Two hundred and seventy-five persons will be displaced from these two areas. It is not possible at the present stage of the proceedings to estimate the cost of these two schemes.