HC Deb 05 April 1938 vol 334 c164
1. Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the various proposals contained in the resolution passed at the housing conference of Members of Parliament and housing local authorities held in Glasgow on 25th March; and whether he has any statement to make thereon, especially in relation to a grant towards reconditioning of houses?

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Elliot)

I have considered the resolution, but I am not in a position to add anything to the statements made during the Debate on 29th March. I shall be glad to consider any representations on the subjects covered by the resolution which local authorities may make during the forthcoming negotiations with regard to the revision of housing subsidies.

Mr. Mathers

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many local authorities are urging Members of Parliament to support the recommendations, and has the right hon. Gentleman nothing to say at the moment with regard to the question, to which I draw attention, of the reconditioning of houses having regard to the great scarcity of houses?

Mr. Elliot

I am afraid I cannot add anything to my answer.