HC Deb 02 April 1963 vol 675 c29W
Mr. Wainwright

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how many slum houses were demolished in the years 1960, 1961 and 1962, respectively; and how many are estimated to be demolished in the years 1963, 1964 and 1965.

Sir K. Joseph

The number of houses demolished or closed through slum clearance action in England and Wales was:

for 1960 59,161
for 1961 64,330
for 1962 64,841

I cannot give estimates for future years but I am encouraging local authorities to increase the rate of slum clearance as far as possible.