HC Deb 08 October 1924 vol 177 c503
37. Mr. MILLS

asked the Minister of Health whether he will issue a synopsis of Housing Act Circular, No. 520, which explains local responsibility in the advertisement columns of newspapers and through other forms of publicity used by previous Governments, in view of the widespread impression that this is not a matter of local responsibility?


I have given the hon. Member's suggestion careful consideration, but in view of the fact that the Circular No. 520 has already received a very wide publicity, and can be purchased through any bookseller for the sum of 2d., I do not consider it is necessary at the present time to take any further action.


In view of the fact that certain so-called newspapers have refused to publish this instruction, and in view of the fact that many residents in local areas believe that the fault is due to the Ministry, will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of using the same process as previous Governments by posters and advertisements in the newspapers?


I will make proper inquiries, and ascertain whether it is necessary to take any further steps in that direction

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