HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 c1723
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?


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.