56. Mr. J. JONES
asked the Minister of Health whether he has given personal consideration to the washing scheme installed by the Fulham borough council; whether he is aware that a request by the local authorities of Greater London for an interview to discuss the possibility of extending their present powers has been refused on the ground that any such proposal would involve very considerable expense on the part of the local authorities; and whether, in view of the actual facts of the Fulham experiment, he will reconsider the decision not to receive the deputation?
§ Sir A. MOND
The reply to the earlier part of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. The Government could not undertake to introduce legislation upon this matter at the present time, and I can see no advantage in the attendance of a deputation.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the principle contained in the proposal from Fulham is already in operation in most large towns and cities?