HC Deb 02 April 1925 vol 182 cc1511-2
100. Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the Minister of Health if he will arrange that medical officers of health, in their forthcoming and future annual Reports, shall state whether or not there is, in their opinion, a shortage of housing available for the working classes in the several parts of their districts; and whether he will define the standard of shortage for the purpose of such Report?


I will give careful consideration to my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion, but I doubt whether it is practicable to define such a standard as is contemplated for general application.

Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

Would the right hon. Gentleman also consider other means of obtaining some record of the shortage, say, for instance, a return of ratepayers?