HC Deb 27 June 1934 vol 291 cc1133-6W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of houses the construction of which was approved in each of the months of April

immunising mixture in each of the years 1931, 1932, and 1933; how many of these were subsequently Schick-tested; and how many of those Schick-tested were found negative as a result of the test;

(2) how many cases of diphtheria were notified in Dagenham in the year 1931?


The child population of the Dagenham Urban District at the ages referred to by the hon. Member was, at the Census of 1931, (1) up to 5–15,954; (2) 6 to 10–15,503; (3) 11 to 15–8,559. As regards the remainder of the question, the following is the information furnished by the local authority. The figures for immunisation and testing for any year may not strictly correspond, as children immunised in any year are not necessarily Schick-tested in the same year.

for the year ending 31st March, 1934, and the total number of persons receiving such pensions; the number of persons receiving pensions under the Old Age Pensions Acts; and the total amount paid during the same period?


The information asked for by the hon. Member is as follows:

and May of this year, distinguishing between slum-clearance and other assisted houses?


The following table contains the information desired:

Number of local authority houses for which tenders were approved by the Department of Health for Scotland in each of the months specified.
Slum Clearance. General Housing. Unallocated at date of tender. Grand Total.
50 per cent. Grant 1923 Act. 1930 Act. Total. 1924 Act. 1931 Act. 1933 Act (£3 subsidy). Total.
April 2,095 2,095 30 54 84 2,179
May 12 533 545 90 90 136* 771
12 2,628 2,640 30 144 174 136 2,950
* Some of these houses may yet be subsidised under the Housing Act of 1930 for slum clearance.