|“Our powers to deal with the housing situation were limited and there was not much space for buildings, but we did what we could. It was, however, possible for us to get existing houses repaired. We appointed a number of extra sanitary inspectors, made a complete survey of the borough, served over 40,000 legal notices on house-owners to repair their property and we saw that they were enforced.
In another field great progress was made. Infant mortality had long been high. We instituted health visitors, ante-natal clinics, etc. and brought the death rate down to be one of the lowest in London.
|State: Housing & Health policy||As It Happened – C R Attlee|