HC Deb 27 April 1920 vol 128 c1068W

asked the Minister of Health whether he will incorporate in the forthcoming Rents Restriction Bill a Clause empowering local authorities to take over on lease any houses kept vacant by property owners with a view to obtaining an excessive price on sale with vacant possession, in view of the fact that the power which local authorities have to purchase property is often not applicable to such cases for the reason that the houses are unsuitable for permanent housing schemes?


I will consider the hon. Member's suggestion.

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