§ Wing Commander Bullus
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will make a statement as to the progress of slum clearance.38W
§ Mr. Sandys
During 1955, 691 clearance orders and compulsory purchase orders were submitted, involving 18,841 houses and 63,133 occupants. 476 orders were confirmed during the year, involving 8,490 unfit houses and 27,780 occupants. The total number of houses demolished during the first three quarters of 1955, as a result of slum clearance action, was 12,912. I estimate that the figure for the whole year will probably be round about 17,000.