§ 14. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Minister of Health if he will impress on local authorities the desirability of utilising the 1924 Building Act primarily to rehouse those living in condemned houses; and if he is aware that this is not being generally done?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Neville Chamberlain)
I have already, in a circular recently issued to local authorities, urged them to devote themselves specially to the provision of the type of houses capable of being let at rents within the means of the less well-paid workers. I do not think it is practicable for local authorities in letting new houses to limit themselves in the first instance to the class to which my hon. Friend refers, but I believe it is the general practice to give weight to the claims of those living in condemned houses.