HC Deb 10 July 1964 vol 698 c790

Lords Amendment: In page 22, line 43, at end insert: (c) If the works are to a lower standard than full improvement, the improvement notice may. at the discretion of the local authority, specify a period shorter than twelve months.

Mr. Corfield

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

The Amendment applies only to improvements to the reduced standards for dwellings outside improvement areas and not in tenement blocks. It was made clear in another place that local authorities would be advised to exercise care when using their discretion to specify a period less than 12 months and that in any event they probably should not specify a period of less than six months. It was, however, thought that with reduced standard improvements, many of which would be of minor character, six months or a lesser period than 12 months would be appropriate.

Question put and agreed to.