HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 c945W
Sir A. YEO

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the number of landlords who refuse to let their houses and will only sell at high prices, seeing the seriousness of the housing problem; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this great evil?


I have no power to compel landlords to let or sell their houses, but local authorities are empowered under the Housing Acts to acquire, if necessary by compulsion, houses suitable for the working classes.