HC Deb 18 November 1937 vol 329 cc571-2
61. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Health whether the Ministry will exercise particular care, before condemning property upon which no compensation was being paid other than the site value, that the properties thus condemned had not in fact some value as habitable dwellings?

Sir K. Wood

No property is included for acquisition on the basis to which my hon. Friend refers unless I am satisfied after a careful examination by one of my inspectors that it is beyond all doubt unfit for habitation.

Mr. De la Bère

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that conditions recently in regard to this matter have been far from satisfactory?

Sir K. Wood

I understand that I shall have the honour this afternoon of conferring with my hon. Friend, and perhaps he will bring some cases to my notice.