HC Deb 07 February 1934 vol 285 cc1142-4W

asked the hon. Member for Central Leeds, as representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, how many cellar dwellings situated in the borough of Paddington are on sites whose ground rents form part of the income of the Commission; how many of them are used for sleeping purposes, and by how many people; how many of them are in the Church Ward; and whether the infantile mortality in that ward of 138 per 1,000 has been brought to his notice?


No cellar dwellings are allowed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in houses which they own and control in any part of the borough of Paddington. As regards houses owned and controlled by other people, built on land held against the Commissioners on a 2,000 years' lease, he Commissioners have no means of information not equally open to the hon. Member.