HC Deb 18 February 1929 vol 225 c791W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the Housing Act (1925) Amendment Bill, which was read a First time on Wednesday last, its object being to remedy the hardships resulting from the operation of Section 46 of the Act; and whether, in view of the urgency of the matter, he will recommend that the Bill be given facilities in its further progress?


I have considered the Bill to which my hon. Friend refers, but I am afraid that it will not be practicable to afford special facilities for its further progress. As I have already stated, it is the intention of the Government to deal as soon as practicable with the question of slums in a comprehensive manner including the amendment of Section 46.