HC Deb 02 June 1938 vol 336 c2224
48 Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation to enable municipal corporations to erect fatories for renting purposes?

Mr. Elliot

I can hold out no prospect of introducing such legislation.

Mr. Mander

As there is a widespread demand from municipal corporations for these powers, will the right hon. Gentleman give the matter further consideration?

Mr. Elliot

I will listen to any representations made by representative bodies of local authorities.

Mr. Macquisten

Is there not likely to be violent opposition on the part of the ratepayers?

Mr. Levy

Is it not the case that an enabling Bill was introduced and turned down by this House on this very subject?