§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Godstone, Surrey, Rural District Council have given notice to tenants of council houses that unless compliance is made with the amended tenancy agreement, stipulating that decorative work in the houses shall 44W be carried out at the expense of the tenant, in so far as labour is concerned, steps will be taken to terminate the existing tenancy; and, in view of the hardship inflicted upon such tenants, will he consider an amendment to Section 67 of The Housing Act, 1925?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The hon. Member has drawn my attention to the conditions of tenancy imposed by the Rural District Council of Godstone, but I have no power to intervene in view of the fact that the control and management of the houses are vested by Statute in the local authority. I do not consider that any amendment of the Statute in chic: respect is called for.