§ 60. Mr. Ainsley
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs the nature of his reply to the communication of 21st September, 1960, from the Brandon and Byshottles Urban District Council about slum clearance areas.
§ Mr. Brooke
My reply indicated that at present no statutory powers are available to enable the council to deal with the difficulty it mentioned. The Public Health Bill which the Government have introduced in another place will provide the necessary power, if Parliament passes it.