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Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Health what was the number of slum dwellings cleared and the number of permanent new units of accommodation built in the five years to the most convenient date in 1939, and the five years to the most convenient date in 1950, respectively.

As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

5 years ended 31st March, 1939
Unfit houses demolished219,697
Not to be used for human habitiation, or part closed25,575
Houses completed:
Local authorities345,404
Private enterprise1,324,577
5 years ended 31st March, 1950
Number of houses demolished is not known.
Houses completed:
Local authorities446,178
Private enterprise and Housing Associations106,469
Re-built war-destroyed:
Local authorities8,289
Private enterprise30,919
Government Departments8,008