§ 4. Mr. M. Stewart
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs why he did not include in his circular to local authorities regarding the Housing Act, 1961, a request to give particular publicity to Sections 32 and 33 of the Act.
The purpose of the circular was to explain to local authorities how they are affected by the new Housing Act. Sections 32 and 33 are concerned with the general law of landlord and tenant.
§ Mr. Stewart
Could not the Minister have advised local authorities to draw the attention of tenants—who, after all, are the citizens which the local authorities are supposed to serve—to their rights in this matter? Would he agree that this is one of the few good things that the Government have done about housing, and that we all want to give it publicity?
I think it highly desirable that the fullest publicity should be given. I have taken other steps. The publication of the Citizens' Advice Bureaux Committee has been broadcast, and I have drawn the attention of associations of property owners and the Law Society to these provisions. I will gladly consider other ways of publicising these sections.