HC Deb 27 March 1956 vol 550 cc175-6W
62. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many slum dwellings there are in Bristol on which the full slum-clearance subsidy of £22 1s. per house will be paid when demolition takes place; and if those houses scheduled in the future as slums will qualify for the same amount.

Mr. Sandys

The special subsidy for slum clearance is not payable on the unfit houses demolished. It is related to the number of families rehoused.

65. Mr. Mitchison

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what estimate he has made of the additional cost to local authorities in England and Wales of compensating any owner-occupiers of the unfit houses which it is proposed to demolish during the next five years at full compulsory purchase value instead of at site value, and of the similar additional cost as regards the county boroughs of Leeds and Bournemouth, the metropolitan borough of Wandsworth and the total of the county districts in the county of Durham.

Mr. Sandys

It is difficult to make any precise estimate; but, over the country as a whole, I am confident that the effect upon the rates would be very small.