HC Deb 20 May 1924 vol 173 cc2019-20W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that large numbers of local authorities are defaulters in regard to their obligation to secure the repair of working-class houses under the provisions of the Housing Acts; and in how many instances the Ministry of Health have taken action against such defaulters?


The work done in this direction is reported in the annual reports of medical officers of health. These reports are examined in the Department in the ordinary course, and where it appears necessary the question of the adequacy of the work undertaken is taken up with the local authority. Separate records of this are not kept, but I will send the hon. Member a statement summarising the action taken by the local authorities.