HC Deb 10 April 1919 vol 114 c2229
99. Mr. J. DAVISON

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that in a case where an urban district council have adopted the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, and have erected houses, there is a widespread opinion that a tenant of one of these houses is disqualified from being elected and sitting as a member of the council; and whether, if this opinion is correct, he will consider the advisability of introducing an Amendment to the Housing and Town Planning Bill with the object of meeting this point which, under the new housing scheme, will become more acute?


I will look into the point raised in the hon. Member's question, and if it appears that legislation is necessary to deal with it, I will consider whether any provision to meet it would come within the scope of the Housing and Town Planning Bill.

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