HC Deb 25 June 1919 vol 117 cc166-7
11. Major NEWMAN

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the high price of living and heavy taxation is forcing many of the middle class, who are dependent on small fixed incomes or pensions, to take lodgings or apartments in uncongenial and unsuitable surroundings; and will he encourage the erection of hostels and laying out of settlements where such persons can be housed at a rent suitable to their reduced income?


I have no special information in regard to the first part of this question. As regards the second part, I can only refer the hon. Member to the provisions of the Housing Bill which I have mentioned in reply to his previous question.


If I sent the right hon. Gentleman such information, will he consider it?