§ 57. Mr. HICKS
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the statement in Circular 1334, issued under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1933, expressing confidence that local authorities will endeavour to secure that effect is given to the principles of the fair-wages Clause, a local authority will be entitled to make the giving of a guarantee dependent upon observance of the fair-wages Clause; and, if so, why in a subsequent letter it was intimated that the Department would deprecate the rejection of an otherwise satisfactory scheme because of a refusal to observe the fair-wages Clause?
Sir H. YOUNG
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. If the hon. Member will be good enough to send me particulars of the letter to which he is referring I will communicate with him on the subject.