§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the President of the Local Government Board if his attention has been called to a report presented to the Blackburn Town Council in 1907, in which it was shown that on an inspection of 20,000 houses in the borough only 182 were found to be provided with bathrooms, and that in some cases nine persons, including both sexes, were occupying the same room; and, as this overcrowding still continues, does he propose to take any action to put in force the provisions of the Housing and Town Planning Act?
§ Mr. HERBERT LEWIS
I have been in communication with the town council, and shall be happy to send my hon. Friend a copy of the letter I have received from them. I may say, however, that I am asking for further information, and have requested to be furnished with a report by the medical officer of health, in order to be able to compare the present position with that obtaining at the time of the original report.