HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 c1617W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the house shortage in London; whether he is aware of the existence of a number of large basement houses which are peculiarly suitable to conversion into maisonettes; whether he is aware that ground landlords are preventing their conversion; and whether, having regard to the increasing shortage of houses in London and the suburbs, he will take such steps as are necessary to assist the public in this matter?


The question of assisting the conversion of large houses into flats is under consideration in connection with the Housing Bill which is being prepared.