HC Deb 28 December 1919 vol 123 cc1247-8
25. Colonel Sir A. SPROT

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Kirkcaldy district committee of the county of Fife applied for sanction to erect, under the Sections of the Housing, Town Planning, etc. (Scotland), Act which deal with such action, twenty-eight houses for roadmen in the employment of the district committee; and whether the Scottish Board of Health have replied that these houses must be regarded as forming part of the general proposals for the provision of houses for the working classes and could not be set aside in the nature of tied houses for the exclusive use of the local authority's employés?


I am informed that the position is substantially as stated in the first part of the question. Houses provided under Part III. of the Act of 1890 should be for the working classes generally. The Scottish Board of Health have explained to the district committee that if houses are required for exclusive occupation by roadmen the County Council have special powers in that respect under the Local Government Act, 1908, and an approved scheme thereunder is entitled to State assistance.

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