HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c957
71. Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that local authorities, where final orders have been made under Sections 11 or 25 of the Housing Act, 1936, in respect of houses which are still occupied but where nothing remains to be done except re-house the tenant prior to demolition, are finding themselves in a difficulty, as they are debarred from insisting on even a mini mum standard of repairs, even if such repairs may be necessary for the health of the tenant pending his being re-housed; and whether he will consider the advisability of taking such action in the matter as will meet the case?

Mr. Elliot

I am aware that in such cases local authorities are debarred from action under the Housing Acts but I would point out that their powers of requiring repairs under the Public Health Acts still remain.