HC Deb 21 July 1924 vol 176 c1054

In carrying out any building programme under this Act a local authority shall retain full power to fix the number of houses which it will build in any period subject to the limitation of a maximum number by the Minister, and also full power at its discretion to suspend building operations for any reason whatever at any time, and that such suspension shall not involve the imposition of any burden upon the rates or other penalty.

Captain ELLIOT

The Minister has already accepted the principle in this Clause, and, consequently, I do not propose to move it.