§ Sir R. GLYN
asked the Minister of Health whether the Exchequer contribution under the Housing Act, 1930, is payable in respect of cottages of historical or architectural interest which are the subject of demolition orders, provided an undertaking is given that these cottages will not be again used for human habitation?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The Exchequer contribution would be available towards re-housing accommodation provided for persons displaced from cottages which are closed for habitation on an undertaking given by the owner under Section 19 of the Housing Act, 1930. The Act provides for the giving of such undertakings prior to the making of demolition orders by the local authority and my hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that they cannot effectively be given after demolition orders have become operative. If my hon. and gallant Friend is aware of any cottage of special interest which is already the subject of a demolition order perhaps he would send me particulars.