HC Deb 19 May 1924 vol 173 c1846W

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether, in view of the desire in Tiree and Mull for similar opportunities for sharing in the subsidy for helping the erection of new houses under the Housing Act, 1923, enjoyed by other parts of the country, but not available in these districts by reason of the fact that the Mull district committee have not formulated a scheme under the Housing Act of 1893, he will take steps to make these advantages available to people in Mull and Tiree?


The exercise by a local authority of their powers under the Housing, etc., Act, 1923, is optional, and I regret I am therefore unable to extend the advantages of the Act to the districts referred to.