§ Mr. GRIFFITHS
asked the Minister of Health whether replies have been received by his Department from the Isle of Wight Rural District Council and from the Cowes Urban District Council with respect to three statutory complaints sent in by Justices of the Peace of default on the part of those local authorities under the laws relating to housing; why those replies, if any, have not been communicated by him to the 1546W Justices concerned; the terms of those replies, if any; why two further letters from two of those Justices have received no reply from his Department; and what steps his Department are taking in the matter?
On receipt of the complaints referred to the complainants were informed that I was taking the matters up with the local authorities concerned. Copies of the further letters from the Justices referred to by the hon. Member were also sent to the authorities with a request for an early report on the matters. I have not yet received these reports, and I am pressing the authorities to expedite their replies.