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Slum Clearance And Central Development, Aberdeen

Volume 655: debated on Monday 12 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much slum clearance is being undertaken in the City of Aberdeen; how much central development there has been to the latest convenient date; and what is the cost involved.

In the six years 1956–61 a total of 2,869 unfit houses were closed or demolished in Aberdeen, and the corporation

students, respectively, for the academic year 1960–61.

The information is contained in the following table:proposes to deal with a further 1,147 houses in the three years 1962–64. It has proposals for central development covering 19·76 acres and providing 704 new houses, of which 234 had been completed or were under construction at the end of 1961.The cost of these operations cannot readily be isolated from the total expenditure on housing in Aberdeen; capital expenditure in the years 1956–61 averaged £1,323,675.