HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 c2277W

asked the Minister of Health whether, inasmuch as Section 5 of the Housing Act of 1919 does not enable him to deal with the case of the Alnwick Rural District Council's refusal of financial assistance despite the recommendation from the council's housing committee that this should be granted, he proposes to use his powers under any other Section or Clause of the existing Acts to deal with such cases, in view of the fact that the 60 houses in question are urgently required for occupation by colliery workers, or, failing such powers, will he consider taking powers in the present Bill to enable him to handle such cases in the future?


I am making further inquiry into this case, and will communicate with my hon. Friend as to it.