§ 61. Sir FRANK NELSON
asked the Minister of Health whether, having regard to the fact that a councillor serving on a borough council and desirous Of building houses for his tenants, servants, or workpeople, is debarred from receiving the subsidy owing to the fact that he would thus become disqualified for being a councillor under the Municipal Corporations Act., 1882, he will now take steps to remove this disability by undertaking to introduce legislation at any early date.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
My right hon. Friend is aware of the fact stated by my hon. Friend, and he has been informed that the disqualification referred to has in some cases prevented the building of houses which would otherwise have been erected with the aid of the subsidy. Fresh legislation would be required to effect the purpose my hon. Friend has in mind, and my right hon. Friend is afraid that, in the present condition of the Government programme, it would be impossible to find time for it at an early date.
§ Sir K. WOOD
It is by no means certain that it would be received with universal agreement. My right hon. Friend is anxious to give the matter every consideration, but the difficulty is to find time.