HC Deb 29 November 1922 vol 159 cc717-8W
Viscount SANDON

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, when he will be in a position to state to the House the detailed policy of His Majesty's Government as to housing; whether housing will form any part of the emergency measures to deal with unemployment this winter; if so, to what extent and in what direction; whether he is aware of the serious housing conditions prevailing in Shrewsbury, as reported to the Ministry by the town council, and in other towns; and what steps he proposes to take to meet this situation throughout the country in view of the deplorable effect it is having on the rising generation, born and brought up under such conditions?


The Government have the question of policy under consideration, and I am not yet in a position to make any statement with regard to it. As regards the emergency Measures to deal with unemployment during this winter, a statement will be made in the course of the Debate on the Address.