§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Local Government Board if he is aware that in certain districts the local by-laws are framed so that not only is the building of new cottages arrested, but families are forced to reside in unhealthy dwellings; and, if so, will he state what action he will take in the matter.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am aware that complaints have been made in connection with this matter; and it is at present engaging my attention.
§ MR. CATHCART WASON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in certain suburban districts the rules are much more stringent than in the County of London?