§ Mr. Simon Mahon
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of the danger to health which can arise in areas of slum clearance when removal of tenants is undertaken over a long period of time, and when partial demolition of such areas is in progress; and if he will consult repesentatives of health authorities and local authorities in order to improve the present standards of such undertakings to ensure that transition from such areas to new homes is undertaken without distress to those persons involved in such removals.
§ Mr. Mellish
I am sure that local authorities do their best to safeguard against any risks which may arise. I am aware that the County Borough of Bootle has a particularly difficult problem and that the Council is taking special measures to deal with it. The problems of resettlement were dealt with in "Moving from the Slums", a report by the Central Housing Advisory Committee. It was sent to all local housing authorities and the advice given still holds good.