HC Deb 11 May 1944 vol 399 cc2099-100W
Mr. Hewlett

asked the Minister of Health in view of the bad condition of much of the roadside accommodation used by road haulage employees, what right of inspection have the local authorities in the areas involved in regard to sanitary arrangements and cleanliness.

Mr. Willink

Local authorities have powers under the Public Health Act, 1936, to deal with insufficiency of closets and defective closets in buildings, to require the provision of sanitary conveniences at refreshment houses, and to require the cleansing of filthy or verminous premises. They have rights of entry and inspection under the Act for investigating contraventions of it.