HC Deb 06 June 1935 vol 302 c2058W

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the proposal in the Housing Bill under which subsidies will be granted to wards the construction of houses, he proposes to suggest to local authorities receiving such subsidy that bedrooms of less than 70 square feet should not be constructed, in view of the fact that under the Bill in question such rooms are only assessed at being fit for occupation by a child under 10 years of age 7


No, Sir. The considerations affecting the standard of re-housing accommodation provided by local authorities and those relating to the penal standard proposed in the Housing Bill are quite different, and the two standards cannot appropriately be correlated in the manner proposed.


asked the Minister of Health, in view of the fact that up to 31st March, 1935, 96, 429 persons had been displaced under slum-clearance orders, whether the whole of these people were offered? alternative accommodation by the different local authorities concerned 7


In every clearance order confirmed by me I satisfy myself that the local authority are providing sufficient re-housing to accommodate the persons displaced. It is their normal practice to make this accommodation available to all those displaced persons who require it.