HC Deb 18 June 1883 vol 280 c780

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the two last Reports presented to the Whitechapel District Board of Works by the Medical Office of Health on the sanitary condition of the Whitechapel district, in which ho condemns, as unsanitary and ill-arranged, several new buildings recently erected in that district, and expresses the opinion that amendments in the existing Building Acts are urgently required; and, whether, if sufficient powers to prevent the erection or order the closing of unsanitary dwellings are not now possessed by local authorities, he will undertake to bring in a Bill to amend the Building Acts in this important particular, by investing the proper local authorities with such powers?


Sir, I should be very glad to introduce a Bill on this subject, as well as many other subjects, if my hon. Friend would undertake to find time to pass them.