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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 13th March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I have examined those returns, and I say they were not serious returns. They represented maximum amounts, which they would naturally try to get if somebody else was going to pay for them. The local authorities had up to the outbreak of War an opportunity of dealing with the Housing Question, but they did not do so, and now hon. Members say, "Look at our slums; what a terrible state they are in."