HC Deb 16 February 1961 vol 634 cc1772-3

Bill to make further arrangements for the giving of financial assistance for the provision of housing accommodation, to confer further powers on local authorities as regards houses let in lodgings or occupied by more than one family, and houses or other buildings affected by clearance orders and demolition orders, to amend section five of the Rent Act, 1957, by allowing a greater increase in the permitted rent for improvements, to alter the circumstances in which improvement grants and standard grants may be made under Part II of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1958, and the Housing and House Purchase Act, 1959, to amend the law with respect to repairing obligations in short tenancies of dwelling-houses, and to amend the Town Development Act, 1952, as regards development carried out wholly or partly in a county borough and as regards the assistance which may be given by a county council for town development; and for purposes connected with any of those matters, presented by Mr. Henry Brooke; supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. R. A. Butler, the Attorney-General, Sir Edward Boyle, and Sir Keith Joseph: read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 77.]