HC Deb 20 July 1925 vol 186 c1841W
Captain GEE

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the sanction given to the erection of 64 flats in the town of Folkestone without insisting on the provision of floors between the flats being constructed of impervious material such as concrete, the absence of which provision will render them liable to become insanitary and verminous; and is it intended to allow similarly constructed flats to be built in other places?


Under the Housing Acts of 1923 and 1924 the planning and construction of houses are matters for the local authority, and although my right hon. Friend is advised that impervious floors between flats, while being more expensive, have some advantages, he does not consider that this is a matter in which he should interfere with the discretion given to local authorities in such matters.