HC Deb 05 May 1943 vol 389 c187W
Sir A. Baillie

asked the Minister of Health what powers housing committees of local authorities have to co-opt outside experts, especially women; and to what extent they exercise these powers?

Mr. E. Brown

Local authorities have a general power under Section 85 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1933, to include in their committees persons who are not members of the local authority. These powers are known to be widely exercised, but I regret that I have no information indicating the precise extent.