HC Deb 29 November 1960 vol 631 cc27-8W
Dr. Broughton

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what was the number of houses estimated to be unfit for human habitation in 1950; and what number of them had been cleared by 31st October, 1960, in the boroughs of Batley and Morley, respectively.

Mr. H. Brooke

I regret that I have no figures for 1950. In 1955 Batley Borough Council estimated that there were 4,796 unfit houses in their area; Morley Borough Council 2,661 in theirs. Up to 30th September last, the latest date for which I have precise information, Batley had demolished or closed 446 unfit houses, and Morley 481.