§ 82. Mr. Gower
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps he will take, and what new safeguards he will impose, as the programme of slum-clearance increases in scope, to prevent the wholesale destruction of houses which might be reconditioned by expenditure less than the cost of erecting new houses.
§ Mr. Sandys
Orders for the clearance or compulsory purchase of areas of unfit houses require my confirmation, which is given only where I am satisfied that demolition is the best course. I think this provides an adequate safeguard.