HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c713W

asked the Minister of Health whether he can see his way to meet the large body of working-class opinion in favour of the kitchen and living-rooms of new houses in urban are-as being not less than 8 feet 6 inches high; and is he aware that where the family washing and cooking is done in the living-room a greater height is desirable than in houses where this is not the case?


As indicated in the reply given to a question. put by the hon. Member for Bolton on 3rd July, I consider that ordinarily a height of 8 feet is sufficient, but I am willing to consider a proposal to provide living-rooms of a height of 8 feet 6 inches where special circumstance are shown; and in certain northern counties, where local customs require it, instructions to that effect have already been issued.

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