§ Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what schemes there are for municipal housing in the Bahamas; and what rents are paid.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 1st May, 1958; Vol. 587, c. 56], supplied the following information:
There are at present no schemes in the Bahamas for municipal housing but the House of Assembly has set up a Select Committee to consider the question of a public housing scheme and the removal of slum areas. Efforts are being made to establish a Building Society in the Colony by private enterprise with Government encouragement, and there is good reason to believe that such a society will shortly be set up on a fairly large scale. A town planning officer has been appointed whose duties will include the question of zoning any new projects.