HC Deb 26 November 1931 vol 260 c504
62. Major NATHAN

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the increase in overcrowding in the East End of London caused by the diversion of dwelling-houses to industrial purposes; and whether he proposes to take any action to prevent such diversion in the future?


I am aware that a, number of dwellings have been converted to industrial use. Control over development of this kind can best be secured by legislation for extending planning powers to built areas, and the question of such legislation is under consideration.