§ Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the Minister of Health how many houses in the country which have been acquired by local authorities for demolition purposes as uninhabitable are still undemolished and still contain tenants who are paying rents to the local authorities concerned?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
It is regretted that this information is not available. My right hon. Friend may, however, take this opportunity of saying that in cases which have been brought to his notice and investigated it has been found that it has been necessary for the local authority to expend any rents received by them in order to keep the property even temporarily in tolerable condition.