§ Captain CASSEL
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the Board have intimated their intention of confirming a demolition order made by the Hampstead Borough Council under Section 17 of the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909, in reference to a house known as 83, Palmerston Road, Kilburn, although the house has been certified by experts to be perfectly fit for human habitation in every respect; and whether the Board will refer the matter to the president of the Surveyors' Institute, the president of the Architects' Institute, or the president of the Medical Officers' Association for report?
§ Mr. LONG
No intimation has been given of an intention to confirm the demolition order referred to. On an appeal by the owner against the Order, my Department have intimated that they are of opinion that the making of the Order by the Hampstead Borough Council was justified, but they are also giving the owner an opportunity of remedying the defects which have caused the house to be considered unfit for human habitation. I am advised in all these matters by very experienced officers, and I see no reason to refer this particular matter for report to any of the gentlemen mentioned in the question.