§ 50. Mr. C. Johnson
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will state the number of houses demolished or closed by local authorities during 1961 for the purpose of slum clearance, new roads and other planning purposes, respectively.
§ Mr. Rippon
In 1961, 64,330 houses were demolished or closed by local authorities under slum clearance powers. Separate figures are not available for houses demolished for new roads and other planning purposes, but about 10,000 houses were removed to make way for other development of all kinds.