§ 2. Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Health, if the Government will consider the advisability, with a view to providing employment, of proposing a scheme to 2950 advance loans for reconditioning property on the security of the property itself.
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Hilton Young)
The hon. Member is no doubt aware of the power of local authorities to make advances in respect of repairs to houses under Section 47 of the Housing Act, 1930. Before considering any further provision on the subject, the Government will wish to have before them the Report of the Departmental Committee on Housing, whose terms of reference cover the question of the reconditioning of houses.