§ Mr. WHITEHOUSE
asked the Secretary for Scotland (1) what are the evils disclosed by the Report of the Royal Commission on Housing Conditions in Scotland which he hopes to deal with by administrative action; and what action he has already taken; and (2) whether he proposes to introduce emergency legislation on the lines suggested in a memorandum submitted to him on behalf of Scottish Members to deal with some of the evils disclosed in the Report of the Royal Commission on Housing Conditions in Scotland?
§ Mr. MUNRO
What I stated in my previous reply to my hon. Friend on this subject was that I was hopeful that the more pressing needs of the situation can be met by administrative action. In making this statement I had in view the provision. of a certain number of houses by the Ministry of Munitions. Action has been taken in this direction in Lanarkshire and elsewhere. On the question of legislation I am unable for the moment to add to the reply which I gave on the 16th January to my right lion. Friend the Member for Berwickshire.