HC Deb 05 March 1925 vol 181 c639
73. Mr. A. R. KENNEDY

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the shortage of cottages for agricultural workers in certain rural districts, particularly near London, is seriously aggravated by the action of persons who purchase cottage property with a view to letting the same furnished to visitors, or otherwise than for the purpose of personal occupation; and whether he is prepared to introduce legislation with the object of giving local authorities in rural areas, during the present housing shortage, power to prevent the purchase of cottage property by persons notbona fiderequiring the same for their own occupation or for that of their family?


My right hon. Friend is afraid that he cannot undertake to introduce legislation for the purpose suggested by my hon. Friend.