Mr. W. Joseph Stewart
asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the-number of one-, two-, three- and four-roomed houses in the Administrative County of Durham and the County Boroughs of Sunderland and South Shields, respectively, and the percentage of overcrowding in each of the above areas?
§ Mr. Elliot
As regards the first part of the question, the latest information available is contained in Table 10 of Part I of the 1931 Census Report for the County of Durham, to which I would refer the hon. Member. As regards the second part, the percentage of working-class families found to be overcrowded following the surveys made by local authorities under the Housing Act, 1935, in the County of Durham and the County Boroughs of Sunderland and South Shields, were 12.0, 20.6 and 13.1. respectively.