HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 cc543-4W
Mr. L. Smith

asked the Minister of Health whether, taking the statistics which have reached him since the beginning of the year, he will give the numbers and names of local authorities which have taken action to recondition houses in their area, and the numbers of such houses which have been reconditioned?

Sir K. Wood

Since 31st December, 1937, returns have been received from 1,271 local authorities which show that during the seven years ended on, that date 621,578 houses had been reconditioned under the Housing Acts, 1930 and 1936, in the areas of those authorities. The compilation of a statement giving the names of all the local authorities concerned and the number of houses reconditioned in each area would involve an amount of time and labour which I do not consider would be justifiable. I shall be happy, however, to supply the figures for any areas in which my hon. Friend may be specially interested.

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