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Housing, Helper

Volume 154: debated on Monday 22 May 1922

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asked the Minister of Health why he has declined to sanction the erection of 50 more houses by the Belper Urban District Council, seeing that in many cases two and three families are now living in one house; that several houses are already condemned, but, the occupants cannot vacate them owing to the inability to obtain another house; that the council have in view a most eligible site fronting on a main road, with sewers, water, and gas available; and that such erection would relieve the unemployment difficulty?

I regret I am unable to allow an increase over the 66 houses already authorised for this district, 14 of which still remain to be completed. it is, of course, open to the council to consider the expediency of building outside the Assisted Scheme.