§ 44. Sir N. MOORE (for Mr. HURD)
asked the Minister of Health if he has received from the conference of local authorities on housing, held recently at Bath, a resolution asking him to call for a Return, from the local authorities, of low-standard working-class dwellings in their areas, distinguishing between those which are capable of being reconditioned and those which, by reason of their total unfitness, should be condemned; and if he will call for such a Return?
§ Sir K. WOOD
My right hon. Friend has not received the resolution referred to by my hon. Friend, and, consequently, has not been able to give the matter consideration. But my right hon. Friend is reluctant to add to the burdens of local authorities in the preparation of returns unless he is quite satisfied that the returns will be of substantial value and can be obtained without excessive cost. My hon. Friend will remember that he has made representations to my right hon. Friend on the importance of avoiding unnecessary returns.