56. Major NEWMAN
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to a recent decision in the Law Courts restraining owners of large and empty houses in London from turning them into flats without the consent of the ground landlord; and, in view of the admitted shortage of housing accommodation, what action does he propose to take?
§ Major ASTOR
I have seen a report of the case referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend. The Government do not propose to introduce legislation dealing with the specific point raised by the case.