§ 49. Captain HACKING
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the shortage of housing accommodation, he will take steps to provide for the compulsory purchase by local authorities of houses which have remained untenanted for a considerable period, provided that the local authorities consider that such purchase is desirable and when the condition of the houses admits of their being readily repaired and made fit for habitation?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Major Astor)
The matter is receiving attention in connection with the draft of the Housing Bill, which is now under consideration.