§ 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.