HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 c1086W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Minister of Health whether any recent investigations have been made into the number and nature of basement dwellings in various parts of London, and with what results?

Sir K. Wood

The most recent investigation was made in 1934. According to the returns then obtained by the London County Council from the Metropolitan borough councils, 20,108 underground rooms in use for sleeping purposes were deemed to be unfit for human habitation within the meaning of Section 18 of the Housing Act, 1925.

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