asked the Minister of Health the grounds of the refusal of the petition sent to him by 200 ratepayers and subsidy house owners of Torquay asking him to have an inquiry made into their position?
The petition to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers related to certain defects which became evident during the progress of the local authority's subsidy scheme. I communicated with the council on this matter and steps were taken to improve the administration as regards future subsidies, and the scheme has now been brought to an end. I have given the matter my careful consideration, and I am satisfied that there would be no advantage, either to the public generally or to the purchasers of subsidy houses in particular, in now holding an inquiry.