HC Deb 30 July 1965 vol 717 cc185-6W
Mrs. McKay

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what progress has been made with the slum clearance programme in Wandsworth, and in particular in the Clapham division, in the last three years; what is the planned number of slum houses which it is proposed to demolish in the next three years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellish

The number of slums cleared by the Council of the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth was 63, 29, and 21 for 1962, 1963 and 1964, respectively. These figures do not include unfit houses cleared by the L.C.C. whose practice was to submit comprehensive figures for the County of London. Figures for future slum clearance programmes have not been submitted for individual years, but the joint clearance programme for the London Borough of Wandsworth, submitted by the Borough Council and the G.L.C., proposes the clearance of 459 unfit dwellings during the period 1966–70. Separate figures for the Parliamentary division are not available.

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