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Slum Clearance

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is satisfied with the speed at which housing demolition under the Housing Act, 1957, and the provision of new houses or flats, are being carried out; what recent action has been taken to speed up the demolition and provision of new houses; and if he will publish in tabular form evidence of the progress made by cities with populations of over 200,000.

SLUM CLEARANCE PROGRESS BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES WITH A POPULATION OF OVER 200,000
Local AuthorityNumber of houses estimated to be unfit in 1955 or subsequentlyNumber of houses demolished or closed 1.1.55 to 31.3.61 under Parts II and III of the Housing Act, 1957Estimated Number of houses in confirmed orders under Part III of the Housing Act, 1957 awaiting clearance
Birmingham C.B.50,2507,6447,266*
Bradford C.B.11,1483,8501,587
Bristol C.B.10,0003,0491,916
Cardiff C.B.2,492395231
Coventry C.B.1,67884093
Croydon C.B.705126
Harrow B.57716239
Kingston upon Hull C.B.14,7681,853819*
Leeds C.B.22,5005,3866,832*
Leicester C.B.10,9524,109794
Liverpool C.B.88,2335,8953,003*
Manchester C.B.68,0008,0601,448*
Newcastle upon Tyne C.B.4,6451,990532
Nottingham C.B.2,6901,4011,582
Plymouth C.B.1,5001,005282
Portsmouth C.B.3,041871964
Sheffield C.B.13,5004,2681,075*
Southampton C.B.3,3271,185350
Stoke on Trent C.B.12,0004,443776
L.C.C. and Metropolitan Boroughs20,99317,8923,650
* Indicates that the figure includes houses retained for temporary accommodation under Section 48 of the Housing Act, 1957.