§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that applications have been made in February and August of this year by citizens in Blanefield, Stirlingshire, for an inquiry into the housing conditions of the village by the Department of Health under the Act of 1930; and when that inquiry is likely to be held and what is the cause of the delay?
§ Sir G. COLLINS
I am informed that communications were received by the Department of Health for Scotland on 2nd December, 1931, and 18th May, 1932, from householders in Blanefield regarding the condition of their houses. The Department have been in communication with the local authority and the defects in some cases have been remedied. In regard to the other cases, the Department are still in communication with the local authority and, as the defects complained of are remediable and the matter is engaging the attention of the local authority, it does not seem to be necessary to hold a formal inquiry.