§ Major PRESCOTT
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the deputation he recently received in connection with the proposal to appoint a joint committee of representatives of the county and local authorities to deal with the housing of Greater London was a self-appointed one, and that their proposal to create a joint committee as an ad hocauthority for Greater London had not received the consideration or approval of the statutory housing authorities concerned; and, if any further consideration of this question is deemed necessary beyond that of the Local Government Board's officials, will, he consider the propriety of appointing an advisory committee to report to his Department in conferences with the Department of the Director-General of Housing in order to secure the best advice available?
§ Major ASTOR
My right hon. Friend is aware that the deputation referred to had not been formally appointed by resolution of the Greater London Housing Conference, but he did not consider that this precluded him from hearing the views of members who had taken part in the conference. He understands that the question will be further considered at a meeting of the adjourned conference to be held on Friday next and he does not think that anything would be gained by appointing another Committee to deal with it.