HC Deb 05 November 1919 vol 120 c1525W
Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the increase in the housing accommodation of the West End of London that would be immediately available if the lessees of houses that are standing empty were able to obtain on fair terms from the ground landlords power to turn the houses into suitable flats; and whether, in view of the housing crisis, Le will appoint a Select Committee to report on the best method of removing the present deadlock?


The special powers given by the 'Housing Act are being exercised in the case of houses found suitable for conversion into flats, and I am not therefore prepared to adopt my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion.

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