§ 85. Mr. Champion
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the bad conditions of housing disclosed at cases heard before the rent courts show that the sanitary inspectors of municipal authorities for many years past have been neglecting their statutory duties; and if he will issue a circular to the municipal authorities in London and elsewhere on this subject.
§ Mr. Bevan
I do not attribute the admittedly bad condition of many houses at the present time to the reason suggested by my hon. Friend. Priority has been given to the examination of urgent works of repair and action will be taken to secure further improvements as soon as the supply position permits.