§ 39. Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Minister of Health if he will favourably consider taking powers in his new Housing Bill whereby empty dwelling-houses may be both rated and taxed so long as they are withheld from occupation?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Neville Chamberlain)
I have carefully considered this suggestion, but. I cannot undertake to introduce legislation for the purpose in view.
§ Mr. THOMSON
Cannot the right hon. Gentleman suggest some other means whereby use may be made of unoccupied houses?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
I shall have a proposal to make in the course of this Session with a view to making use of them.