HC Deb 30 May 1933 vol 278 c1708

asked the Minister of Health if his Department has any statistics to show the number of council houses which at the present moment are untenanted owing to the rents charged for them, to their inaccessibility, their limitation to types of tenants, and to other causes; and whether, in that case, he will suggest greater latitude in regard to leasing conditions?


My right hon. Friend has no statistics on the subject, but he has no reason to think that council houses which are, at the moment, untenanted for any reason, form more than a negligible proportion of the total number owned by local authorities. The second part of the question, therefore, does not arise.