HC Deb 06 June 1935 vol 302 cc2025-6

asked the Minister of Health what arrangements will be made when the authorities begin to enter and measure up the floor space of all working-class houses in the country for those entrusted with this task to have identifiable badges, so that it will not be possible for thefts or dishonest investigations to be carried out under the guise of public work?


These arrangements will be in the hands of the local authorities and their officers, who are well accustomed to house to house inspection for various purposes. I will, however, draw their attention to such obvious safeguards as the issue of written authorities to their officers and the communication in writing to the occupiers of the probable date of visit.