HC Deb 26 February 1901 vol 89 c1198
MR. THOMAS DEWAR (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he is aware of the difficulty of proving cases of overcrowding in houses occupied by aliens in East London; and whether he will consider the desirability of amending the Public Health Act, 1891 (London), in such a manner as to allow sanitary authorities to enter houses at any hour without applying for a magistrate's warrant.


I am not sure what is the precise nature of the difficulty to which my hon. friend refers; but if he will bring under my notice any particular instances in which that difficulty has been experienced, I shall be happy to consider what alteration, if any, in the law may be desirable.