HC Deb 23 August 1894 vol 29 c387

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the statement in the Memorandum prefixed to the Moveable Dwellings Bill, circulated on the 21st of August, that moveable dwellings are at present not reached by the Sanitary Laws, is well founded, regard being had to Section 9 of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1885?


It is not quite accurate to say that moveable dwellings are not reached by the Sanitary Laws. As I think my hon. Friend will see from the Memorandum which I sent him yesterday on this subject, these dwellings are subject to the nuisance provisions of the Public Health Act, but no doubt the facility with which they can be moved from place to place does make it difficult to enforce the provisions.