§ Lord APSLEY
asked the Minister of Health whether he can give any statistics as to unofficial schemes of reconditioning houses in slum areas for working-class families which are carried on at the present time on an economic basis; and if he will issue a, circular to local authorities as to the desirability of stimulating such movements in their own districts as an adjunct to any council operations in respect of new houses building?
Sir H. YOUNG
I regret that I cannot give any statistics of this kind of work done by private bodies as particulars are not furnished to me. In a general housing circular issued last year local authorities were reminded of their power to promote the formation of and to give assistance to public utility societies whose objects include the improvement of dwelling-houses for the working classes.