HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 cc1251-2
17. Mr. MABANE

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the proposals of the Leeds City Corporation to establish a means test for tenants of municipally-owned houses and flats, as a preliminary to a discriminatory grading of rents; and, if so, whether these proposals have the approval of his Department?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Hilton Young)

The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The matter appears to be one within the discretion of the corporation and not one requiring my approval.


Has the right hon. Gentleman received any protest against the employment of a means test by a Socialist city council?


Is it not a fact that the course adopted by the Leeds Corporation is in principle in accord with the Circular issued by the right hon. Gentleman himself in May last, when he desired local authorities to see that subsidies were not wasted by being paid to those who did not need them?

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