HC Deb 03 February 1938 vol 331 cc400-1W
Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Health how many slum clearance schemes have been approved by his Department for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; in what areas they are situated; what is the amount of expenditure involved; and what is the number of persons so affected?

Sir K. Wood

During the last calendar year I approved 4,235 Orders for the clearance of slum areas. The Orders were made by 409 local authorities in all parts of England and Wales and affected 192,000 persons. As regards expenditure, the amount of the loans sanctioned by me during 1937 for land, buildings, roads and sewers in connection with slum clearance was about £40,000,000.

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