§ 68. Miss BONDFIELD
asked the Minister of Health, whether the landlord in Chelsea already stated officially to have received 927 separate sanitary notices in respect of defective property has been served with further notices, and, if so, how many; whether he will introduce legislation to deal specially with any landlord in London who receives upwards of 900 such notices; whether any official record is kept of landlords who have already actually received more than 500 notices; and, if so, how many of them are property owners in each Metropolitan borough?
I understand from the Borough Council that since the 10th July last, the end of the period of approximately five years for which figures were previously given by me, 45 informal notices and four statutory notices requiring repairs to be carried out in respect of particular houses in the ownership of the Syndicate referred to have been issued by the Borough Council. It is understood that, except in a few cases where notice has only recently been served, the works have been carried out. Local Authorities have ample powers under the existing law to secure the repair of defective houses, and I do not think it necessary to introduce further legislation to deal with the matter. As regards the last part of the question, my Department have no information as to the number of notices served on individual owners.