HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 c93W
3. Mr. Shawcross

asked the Minister of Health whether he will introduce legislation to provide that no rents shall be pay able in respect of working-class dwellings which owing to disrepair, are in a state unfit for human habitation.

Mr. Bevan

Legislation on these lines is not in contemplation. The preferable course, in my view, is to secure, as soon as circumstances allow, the repair of the houses.