§ 37 Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Health, in view of the fact that, within the county of Middlesex, one town council and six urban district councils have formally adopted the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act but have made no advances under it, whether, in the interests of those who are anxious to purchase their houses under the Act, he will make representations to those authorities that they should either apply the Act or rescind their resolution of adoption, and thereby enable the Middlesex County Council to do so?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
I am advised that a council, having once become the local authority under the Acts, has no power to divest itself of its responsibilities. Communications have been addressed to local authorities with regard to the application of these Acts, but I will communicate with the seven local authorities in question.