HC Deb 21 December 1954 vol 535 cc2577-8
27. Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will require local authorities to make quarterly returns showing the number of applications for certificates of disrepair under the Housing Acts; the number granted and the number refused; and the number of applications received from landlords for the revocation of such certificates, the number granted and the number refused.

Mr. J. Stuart

I propose to ask local authorities in due course for a return.

Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

Does my right hon. Friend realise that his answer will give great satisfaction to those of us who are greatly concerned at the large number of certificates of disrepair being issued by local authorities on quite trivial grounds?

Hon. Members


Mr. Stuart

My hon. Friend asked me if I was aware that my answer would give satisfaction, and I am very glad to hear that it will.