Condemned Houses (Occupation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 5th July 1922.

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Mr. T. THOMSON:

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asked the Minister of Health the number of houses in the United Kingdom which have been condemned by local authorities or their medical officers of health as unfit for human habitation and still remain occupied, and the population of the areas covered by such reports?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

The Annual Reports for 1920 of medical officers of health for 1,500 local authorities showed that out of 1,085,000 houses inspected during the year 24,210 were reported as unfit. Information as to the number of persons inhabiting these houses is not available.