HC Deb 12 May 1931 vol 252 c976
32. Major WOOD

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities in Scotland have failed to furnish to the Department of Health a general statement of their housing proposals as required by Section 22 (2) of the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1930?


General statements in terms of subsection two of Section 23 of the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1030 have not so far been received from 11 county councils and 39 town councils. The Department of Health for Scotland are in communication with each of these local authorities with a view to the submission of the statements.

Major WOOD

Can the Under-Secretary say what is the reason for the delay in complying with the statutory requirements?


I cannot say what the reasons are for the delay, but may I point out that the authorities themselves so far have not complied with the provisions of the Act, but we are urging them to submit these statements as early as possible.