HC Deb 26 June 1930 vol 240 cc1337-8

asked the hon. Member for Carlisle as representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, whether his attention has been drawn to the conditions of insanitation and overcrowding as revealed by the reports of the medical officer of the borough of Paddington, in certain properties in that borough owned by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners; and whether the Commissioners are taking any steps to put their property into the same condition of repair as some other properties under their direct control?

Mr. G. MIDDLETON (Ecclesiastical Commissioner)

The Ecclesiastical Commissioners have not been notified of any report of the Medical Officer of the Borough of Paddington. If they receive notification, they will carefully consider what obligations may be imposed upon them by the facts disclosed.


In view of the fact that the Ecclesiastical Commissioners are exempted from Income Tax on the ground that their work is of a charitable nature, will the hon. Member say if they consider that the properties in question are in a satisfactory condition?


I do not think that that question arises out of the answer which I have just given, but, if the hon. Lady puts down another question, I will do my best to get the information.


Is my hon. Friend aware that this property is notorious in Paddington?


Will my hon. Friend say if the Ecclesiastical Commissioners put sanitary conditions before profits?