HC Deb 22 July 1958 vol 592 c21W
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.

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