§ Mrs. TATE
asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities have submitted clearance schemes under the Housing Act, 1930; and how many have already been confirmed by the Ministry?
Sir H. YOUNG
Up to 31st January last I had received resolutions from 115 local authorities in England and Wales declaring areas in their districts to be clearance areas under the Housing Act, 1930. These resolutions do not require confirmation by me. Clearance orders and compulsory purchase orders submitted by 35 local authorities have already been confirmed.