HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 cc644-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has any information as to the quality of houses, including materials, fittings, and finish, erected by local authorities under the Acts of 1923 and 1924 during the last 18 months as compared with previously?


For some years specifications have been entirely a matter for the local authorities, and I have, therefore, no detailed information on the subject, but, on a number of occasions during the last 18 months my Department have been informed at interviews that improvements in specifications have been made, and these, with such other particulars as are available, indicate that local authorities generally are fully alive to the importance of maintaining and improving the average standard of construction previously observed in houses erected by them.