56. Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the continued aggravation of the housing shortage by the conversion of existing dwelling-houses into offices, garages, clubs, and other purposes, he will reconsider his refusal to introduce legislation this Session, in order that no further diminution of the present number of dwelling-houses shall take place, with its consequent suffering and additional overcrowding?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
I will consider whether it will be possible to take steps to deal with the matter referred to, but, in view of the state of Parliamentary business, I am afraid I cannot undertake to introduce legislation for the purpose this Session.
Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that the necessities of the people in regard to houses are more important than the Adjournment of Parliament?