§ 37. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Minister of Health whether he can now make any statement as to his giving consent to housing schemes proposed by the London County Council in which rooms were designed 8 feet 6 inches high and drains were to be laid in concrete, which proposals were not approved by his Department; and can he state if any delay of the schemes have been caused by this difference of opinion?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I have arranged with the County Council that sewers may be encased in concrete, except where the officials of the Council and of the Ministry are agreed that this precaution is not necessary. I have not, so far, been able to agree, on the ground of cost, to rooms more than 8 feet high where the houses are not more than twelve to the acre.
§ Mr. GILBERT
Is there any objection to local authorities building rooms at a greater height than 8 feet if they bear the cost themselves?