HC Deb 01 July 1926 vol 197 cc1322-3
20. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the action of certain local authorities in sanctioning the erection of houses with no chimneys or adequate flue outlets from the bedrooms; if he is aware that this will only effect a saving of from £2 to £5 per house; and whether he will issue instructions for the fitting of these necessary aids to efficient ventilation in the interests of the health of the public?


I cannot agree that efficient ventilation must necessarily be provided by chimneys or flues, if other adequate means of ventilation are provided: The model by-laws issued by my Department provide that adequate means of ventilation shall be provided for every habitable room.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

What does the right hon. Gentleman mean by alternative means of ventilation if there are no chimneys.


The windows.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

People do not open the windows.